Modelling prehistoric land use and carbon budgets

  title={Modelling prehistoric land use and carbon budgets},
  author={J. Boyle and M. Gaillard and J. Kaplan and J. Dearing},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={715 - 722}
  • J. Boyle, M. Gaillard, +1 author J. Dearing
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • The Holocene
  • An evaluation of modelled estimates for C release following early land clearance at the global level based on new model assumptions suggests that earlier studies may have underestimated its magnitude, chiefly because of underestimation of the mid-Holocene global population. Alternative information sources for population and land utilisation support both a greater total CO2 release and a greater Neolithic contribution. Indeed, we show that the quantity of terrestrial C release due to early… CONTINUE READING
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