The effects of climate change on forests will trigger market adaptations in forest management and in wood-products industries and may well have significant effects on forest-based outdoor recreation.
Keywords: Climate change, Climatic factors, Socioeconomics, Forest products industries, Forest management, Forest recreation, Skiing, Carbon sequestration
Source: BioScience. Vol. 51, no. 9 (Sept. 2001).:p. 753-764.
Approximately 37% of forestlands in the conterminous United States are publicly owned; they represent a substantial area of potential carbon sequestration in US forests and in forest products. However, large areas of public forestlands traditionally have been less intensively inventoried than…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Carbon flux, Carbon budget, Forest inventory, FORCARB
Source: Environmental Managment. 33(4): 433-442.
Recent focus has been given to US forests as a sink for increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Current estimates of US Forest carbon sequestration average approximately 20 Tg (i.e. 1012 g) year. However, predictions of forest carbon sequestration often do not include the influence of hurricanes…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, Forest, Detritus
Source: Environmental Pollution 116 (2002) S17-S24
The IPCC Guidelines (IPCC 1997) provide an outline of how harvested wood could be treated in national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. This section shows the relation of that outline to the approaches and estimation methods to be presented in this Appendix. Wood and paper products are referred to…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, measurement, carbon dioxide, environmental aspects, greenhouse gases, greenhouse effect, logging, wood products, forest products, carbon cycle
Source: Good practice guidance for land use, land-use change and forestry [electronic resource]. Hayama, Kanagama, Japan : Published by the Institute for Global Environmetnal Strategies (IGES) for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), c2003:  pages.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) has increased dramatically since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution as a result of human activities (Keeling and others 1995, Houghton and others 2001). The primary cause of CO2 increases are worldwide fossil fuel burning, biomass burning, and cement…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, hybrid poplar, switchgrass, soil bulk density, bioenergy, climate change
Source: Environmental Management 33(1): S299-S308
A method is suggested for estimating additions to carbon stored in harvested wood products (HWP) and for evaluating uncertainty. The method uses data on HWP production and trade from several decades and tracks annual additions to pools of HWP in use, removals from use, additions to solid waste…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, harvested wood products, estimation methods
Source: Environmental management. Vol. 33, suppl. 1 (2004): Pages S65-S73
Global emissions of atmospheric CO2 and tropospheric O3 are rising and expected to impact large areas of the Earth's forests. While CO2 stimulates net primary production, O3 reduces photosynthesis, altering plant C allocation and reducing ecosystem C storage. The effects of multiple air…
Keywords: Carbon-13, Carbon sequestration, FACE, Free air carbon dioxide and ozone enrichment, Global carbonate/silicate weathering cycle
This documentation is meant to accompany CVal, a downloadable spreadsheet tool. CVal was constructed for foresters, other land management advisors, landowners, and carbon credit aggregators to evaluate the direct benefits and costs of entering into contracts for carbon sequestered in managed…
Keywords: Carbon sequestration, carbon valuation, carbon contracts, carbon credits, Exchange Forestry Offset (XFO) contracts, Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), decision support, discounted cash flow analysis, forest management, computer programs, costs, United States
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-180. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
Biodiversity conveys numerous functional benefits to forested ecosystems, including community stability and resilience. In the context of managing forests for climate change mitigation/adaptation, maximizing and/or maintaining aboveground biomass will require understanding the interactions between…
Keywords: Species richness, Phylogenetic diversity, Functional diversity, Productivity, Carbon sequestration, Bioenergy
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 321: 117-129.
Forests of the Midwest U.S. provide numerous ecosystem services. Two of these, carbon sequestration and wood production, are often portrayed as conflicting. Currently, carbon management and biofuel policies are being developed to reduce atmospheric CO2 and national dependence on foreign oil, and…
Keywords: Carbon budget, Biome-BGC, Temperate forest, Forest harvest, Carbon sequestration, Life cycle inventory, Forest products