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Main Title Global Assessment of Promising Forest Management Practices for Sequestration of Carbon.
Author Winjum, J. K. ; Dixon, R. K. ; Schroeder, P. E. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 17 Jan 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/037;
Stock Number PB92-153006
Additional Subjects Forest management ; Carbon cycle ; Air pollution control ; Information systems ; Organic matter ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Natural emissions ; Global aspects ; Reforestation ; Afforestation ; Silviculture ; Agronomy ; Land use ; Carbon sequestration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-153006 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
The assessment produced productivity and cost data for forest and agroforestry management practices in 94 nations. That is, out of a total of 140 nations in the world with forest resources, about two-thirds are represented in the database at present. The total forest and woodland area of the 94 nations is about 3.8 billion ha or approximately 93% of the world's total. In terms of mean carbon storage (MCS in t/ha) by categories of promising forest practices across latitudinal zones, several trends are seen. As expected, due to warmer and longer growing seasons towards the tropics, carbon sequestration in living biomass generally increases from the boreal, to the temperate, to the tropical latitudes. Silviculture has the lowest median values in tC/ha for all three latitudinal zones: boreal, 10; temperate, 26; and tropical, 34. While enhancing productivity in existing forest stands and plantations, silviculture does not directly contribute to increasing forest land area, an important attribute for significant contributions toward increasing global forest carbon sequestration.