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Main Title Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Author Wisniewski, J. ; Dixon, R. K. ; Kinsman, J. D. ; Sampson, R. N. ; Lugo, A. E. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Wisniewski and Associates, Inc., Falls Church, VA. ;Edison Electric Inst., Washington, DC. Environmental Affairs Div. ;Pirnie (Malcolm), Inc., Newport News, VA. ;Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/440;
Stock Number PB94-113701
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Climatic changes ; Forests ; Ecosystems ; Global ; Biosphere ; Agriculture ; Terrain ; Arid land ; Land use ; Vegetation ; Energy ; Fossil fuels ; Greenhouses ; Mitigation ; Gases ; Biological productivity ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-113701 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/27/1994
Collation 7p
The terrestrial biosphere plays a prominent role in the global carbon (C) cycle. Terrestrial ecosystems are currently accumulating C and it appears feasible to manage existing terrestrial (forest, agronomic, desert) ecosystems to maintain or increase C storage. Forest ecosystems can be managed to sequester and store globally significant amounts of C. Agroecosystems and arid lands could be managed to conserve existing terrestrial C but CO2 sequestration rates by vegetation in these systems is relatively low. Biomass from forest agroecosystems has the potential to be used as an energy source and trees could be used to conserve energy in urban environments. Some ecosystem management practices that result in C sequestration and conservation provide ancillary benefits.