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Forest sector carbon analyses support land management planning and projects: Assessing the influence of anthropogenic and natural factors

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2017
Management of forest carbon stocks on public lands is critical to maintaining or enhancing carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere. Acknowledging this, an array of federal regulations and policies have emerged that requires US National Forests to report baseline carbon stocks and changes due to disturbance and management and assess how management activities and forest plans affect carbon stocks.

Root disease quietly holds back forest carbon storage

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 13, 2016
Growing forests take greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. National forests must account for how natural and management-oriented disturbance processes affect carbon storage as an ecosystem benefit.  Although it doesn’t always cause large, eye-catching areas of mortality, root disease likely affects carbon storage by reducing tree growth and regeneration over vast areas.  However, no previously available tools allowed monitoring of the effect of root disease on carbon storage at a landscape level.

Testing the utility of the 3-PG model for growth of Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla with natural and manipulated supplies of water and nutrients

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The productivity of fast-growing tropical plantations depends, in part, on the ability of trees to obtain and utilize site resources, and the allocation of fixed carbon (C) to wood production. Simulation models can represent these processes and interactions, but the value of these models depends on their ability to improve predictions of stand growth relative to simpler empirical approaches.

Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) 2014 brochure on forests and carbon

Documents and Media Posted on: January 22, 2015
The purpose of FIA Program (Forest Inventory & Analysis) is to improve the understanding and management of the nation’s natural resources by maintaining a comprehensive inventory of the status and trends of our diverse forest ecosystems, their use, and health.Document Type: Other Documents

Short and long-term carbon balance of bioenergy electricity production fueled by forest treatments

Publications Posted on: September 18, 2014
Forests store large amounts of carbon in forest biomass, and this carbon can be released to the atmosphere following forest disturbance or management. In the western US, forest fuel reduction treatments designed to reduce the risk of high severity wildfire can change forest carbon balance by removing carbon in the form of biomass, and by altering future potential wildfire behavior in the treated stand.

Evaluating the remote sensing and inventory-based estimation of biomass in the western Carpathians

Publications Posted on: July 18, 2011
Understanding the potential of forest ecosystems as global carbon sinks requires a thorough knowledge of forest carbon dynamics, including both sequestration and fluxes among multiple pools. The accurate quantification of biomass is important to better understand forest productivity and carbon cycling dynamics.