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Projecting large-scale area changes in land use and land cover for terrestrial carbon analyses.Author(s): Ralph J. Alig; Brett J. Butler
Source: Environmental Management. 33(4): 443-456
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionOne of the largest changes in US forest type areas over the last half-century has involved pine types in the South. The area of planted pine has increased more than 10-fold since 1950, mostly on private lands. Private landowners have responded to market incentives and government programs, including subsidized afforestation on marginal agricultural land. Timber harvest is a crucial disturbance affecting planted pine area, as other forest types are converted to planted pine after harvest.
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CitationAlig, Ralph J.; Butler, Brett J. 2004. Projecting large-scale area changes in land use and land cover for terrestrial carbon analyses. Environmental Management. 33(4): 443-456
KeywordsBaseline, mitigation, forest cover type, carbon sequestration
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