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    Author(s): Jonathan Thompson; Ralph. Alig
    Date: 2009
    Source: Science Findings 116. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
    Publication Series: Science Findings
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    Forests significantly influence the global carbon budget: they store massive amounts of carbon in their wood and soil, they sequester atmospheric carbon as they grow, and they emit carbon as a greenhouse gas when harvested or converted to another use. These factors make forest conservation and management important components of most strategies for adapting to and lessening the impacts of climate change. Developing these strategies is complicated by the constant interplay between forest ecosystems and climate, which impacts the costs and effectiveness of mitigation.

     

    based on science by Ralph Alig

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    Citation

    Thompson, Jonathan; Alig, Ralph. 2009. We're all in this together: decisionmaking to address climate change in a complex world. Science Findings 116. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.

    Keywords

    Climate change, Forest and Agriculture Sector Optimization Model, FASOM-GHG, management strategies. Ralph Alig.

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