The ‘debt’ is in the detail: A synthesis of recent temporal forest carbon analyses on woody biomass for energy

@article{Lamers2013TheI,
  title={The ‘debt’ is in the detail: A synthesis of recent temporal forest carbon analyses on woody biomass for energy},
  author={Patrick Lamers and Martin Junginger},
  journal={Biofuels},
  year={2013},
  volume={7}
}
The temporal imbalance between the release and sequestration of forest carbon has raised a fundamental concern about the climate mitigation potential of forest biomass for energy. The potential carbon debt caused by harvest and the resulting time spans needed to reach pre‐harvest carbon levels (payback) or those of a reference case (parity) have become important parameters for climate and bioenergy policy developments. The present range of analyses however varies in assumptions, regional scopes… 
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