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Forestry and climate change.

Book cover for Forestry and climate change.


This book contains 28 chapters grouped into six sections providing information on forests interact with the other components of the physical and natural world with the human society, and how we could manage forests globally to make the most of their contribution to mitigation of climate change along with the established objective of sustainable management to maximize the full range of economic and...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 60)

Forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: spruce forest tales!

This chapter presents an analysis of the reasons for the current lack of equilibrium between the net ecosystem production (NEP) and net primary production in forests. An example is given on the losses and gains of carbon in a new Picea sitchensis plantation forest in the UK. The drivers of NEP are described: managerial and natural disturbance; and nutrition, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and temperature.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 7) Forests and climate change: the knowledge-base for action. Author(s): Freer-Smith, P. H. Broadmeadow, M. S. J. Lynch, J. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Present and future carbon sources and sinks. Author(s): Heimann, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Global forest sector: trends, threats and opportunities. Author(s): Seppälä, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 31) Carbon sequestration as a forestry opportunity in a changing climate. Author(s): Burley, J. Ebeling, J. Costa, P. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 38) Forests and climate change: global understandings and possible responses. Author(s): Dresner, S. Ekins, P. McGeevor, K. Tomei, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 49) The forest science-policy interface. Author(s): Meira Filho, L. G.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 55) Causes of gaps between perceived potentials and actual implementation of forest-sector mitigation activities. Author(s): Brown, S. Kurz, W. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 73) Afforestation, reforestation and reduced deforestation to sequester carbon and reduce emissions. Author(s): Schlamadinger, B. Johns, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 80) Energy and fuelwood. Author(s): Sims, R. E. H.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 91) Carbon in wood products and product substitution. Author(s): Matthews, R. W. Robertson, K. Marland, G. Marland, E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 105) Towards a high resolution forest carbon balance for Europe based on inventory data. Author(s): Nabuurs, G. J. Werf, D. C. van der Heidema, A. H. Wyngaert, I. J. J. van den
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 112) Forestry in Europe under changing climate and land use. Author(s): Eggers, J. Lindner, M. Zudin, S. Zaehle, S. Liski, J. Nabuurs, G. J.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 121) Soils and waste management: a challenge to climate change. Author(s): Schepers, J. S. Lynch, J. M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 127) Impacts of climate change on forest soil carbon: principles, factors, models, uncertainties. Author(s): Reichstein, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 136) Direct effects of elevated carbon dioxide on forest tree productivity. Author(s): Karnosky, D. F. Tallis, M. Darbah, J. Taylor, G.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 143) Impacts of climate change on temperate forests and interaction with management. Author(s): Loustau, D. Ogée, J. Dufrêne, E. Déqué, M. Dupouey, J. L. Badeau, V. Viovy, N. Ciais, P. Desprez-Loustau, M. L. Roques, A. Chuine, I. Mouillot, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 151) Forest responses to global change in North America: interacting forces define a research agenda. Author(s): Solomon, A. M. Freer-Smith, P. H.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 163) National forest monitoring systems: purposes, options and status. Author(s): Holmgren, P. Marklund, L. G.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 174) Conservation of biodiversity in boreal forests: the Russian experience. Author(s): Teplyakov, V.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 184) International forest policy and options for climate change forest policy in developing countries. Author(s): Jauregui, S.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 197) Addressing deforestation and forest degradation through international policy. Author(s): Badiozamani, G.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 209) Risks and uncertainties. Author(s): Harper, W. Swift, R. S.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 214) Governance and climate change. Author(s): Sangster, M. G. Dudley, M.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 218) Response of the forestry sector. Author(s): Broadmeadow, M. S. J. Carnus, J. M.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 226) Commercial and project-based responses and associated research initiatives in the forest sector. Author(s): Hanson, P. J. Kurz, W. A.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 233) Forests and climate change: conclusions and the way forward. Author(s): Rollinson, T. J. D.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Crew Building, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932947
  • Record Number
  • 20073266015