Faculty Opinions recommendation of Effects of afforestation on water yield: a global synthesis with implications for policy.

@inproceedings{Sage2005FacultyOR,
  title={Faculty Opinions recommendation of Effects of afforestation on water yield: a global synthesis with implications for policy.},
  author={Rowan F. Sage},
  year={2005}
}
Carbon sequestration programs, including afforestation and reforestation, are gaining attention globally and will alter many ecosystem processes, including water yield. Some previous analyses have addressed deforestation and water yield, while the effects of afforestation on water yield have been considered for some regions. However, to our knowledge no systematic global analysis of the effects of afforestation on water yield has been undertaken. To assess and predict these effects globally, we… Expand

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