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Main Title Carbon Pools and Flux of Global Forest Ecosystems.
Author Dixon, R. K. ; Brown, S. ; Houghton, R. A. ; Solomon, A. M. ; Trexler, M. C. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Forestry. ;Woods Hole Research Center, MA. ;Wisniewski and Associates, Inc., Falls Church, VA. ;Trexler and Associates, Inc., Oak Grove, OR.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/094;
Stock Number PB94-146339
Additional Subjects Carbon ; Forest management ; Ecology ; Global ; Climatic changes ; Deforestation ; Plant growth ; Elevation ; Land use ; Mathematical models ; Forest land ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Carbon pools
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-146339 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Forest systems cover more than 4.1 x 10(9) hectares of the Earth's land area. Globally, forest vegetation and soils contain about 1146 petagrams of carbon, with approximately 37 percent of this carbon in low-latitude forests, 14 percent in mid-latitudes, and 49 percent in high latitudes. Over two-thirds of the carbon in forest ecosystems is contained in soils and associated peat deposits. In 1990, deforestation in the low latitudes emitted 1.6 + or - 0.4 petagrams of carbon per year, whereas forest area expansion and growth in mid- and high-latitude forest sequestered 0.7 + or - 0.2 petagrams of carbon per year, for a net flux to the atmosphere of 0.9 + or - 0.4 petagrams per year. Slowing deforestation, combined with an increase in forestation and other management measures to improve forest ecosystem productivity, could conserve or sequester significant quantities of carbon.