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Using climate-FVS to project landscape-level forest carbon stores for 100 years from field and LiDAR measures of initial conditionsAuthor(s): Fabian B. Galvez; Andrew T. Hudak; John C. Byrne; Nicholas L. Crookston; Robert F. Keefe
Source: Carbon Balance and Management. 9:1.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionForest resources supply a wide range of environmental services like mitigation of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). As climate is changing, forest managers have added pressure to obtain forest resources by following stand management alternatives that are biologically sustainable and economically profitable. The goal of this study is to project the effect of typical forest management actions on forest C levels, given a changing climate, in the Moscow Mountain area of north-central Idaho, USA. Harvest and prescribed fire management treatments followed by plantings of one of four regionally important commercial tree species were simulated, using the climate-sensitive version of the Forest Vegetation Simulator, to estimate the biomass of four different planted species and their C sequestration response to three climate change scenarios.
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CitationGalvez, Fabian B.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Byrne, John C.; Crookston, Nicholas L.; Keefe, Robert F. 2014. Using climate-FVS to project landscape-level forest carbon stores for 100 years from field and LiDAR measures of initial conditions. Carbon Balance and Management. 9:1.
Keywordscarbon sequestration, climate change, forest vegetation simulator, general circulation model, growth and yield, LiDAR
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