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Soil carbon sequestration and forest management: challenges and opportunitiesAuthor(s): Coeli M. Hoover
Source: In: Kimble, J. M.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Lal, R., eds. The potential of U.S. forest soils to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. CRC Publishing: Boca Raton, FL. 211-238.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe subject of the effects of forest management activities on soil carbon is a difficult one to address, but ongoing discussions of carbon sequestration as an emissions offset and the emergence of carbon-credit-trading systems necessitate that we broaden and deepen our understanding of the response of forest-soil carbon pools to forest management. There have been several reviews of the literature, but hard-and-fast conclusions are still difficult to draw, since many of the studies reviewed were not designed specifically to address management effects on soil carbon, were conducted on a short timescale, and differ in the methodology employed.
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CitationHoover, Coeli M. 2003. Soil carbon sequestration and forest management: challenges and opportunities. In: Kimble, J. M.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Lal, R., eds. The potential of U.S. forest soils to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. CRC Publishing: Boca Raton, FL. 211-238.
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