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Main Title Carbon Storage and Change in Iowa Forest Ecosystem.
CORP Author Iowa Univ., Iowa City.;Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources, Des Moines.
Publisher Jan 2000
Year Published 2000
Stock Number PB2003-102692
Additional Subjects Carbon storage ; Ecosystems ; Iowa ; Carbon cycle ; Terrestrial atmospheres ; Carbon dioxide ; Forestry ; Flux(Rate) ; Deforestation ; Forest management ; Land use ; Inventories ; Regeneration ; Methodology ; Greenhouse gases ; Climate change ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Geographic Information Systems(GIS)
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NTIS  PB2003-102692 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/23/2003
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Abstract
Increases of atmospheric greenhouse gases and the potential consequences of future climate change have generated interest in understanding and quantifying the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the carbon cycle (Birdsey, 1995). Forest ecosystems are capable of storing large quantities of carbon in trunks, limbs, roots, and soil, providing an important terrestrial 'sink' for carbon dioxide (PCC/UNEP/OECD/IEA, 1997). Conversion of forests to other land uses can result in net emissions of CO2, while forest regeneration will, over time, result in uptake (Pulliam, 1996). The purpose of this study was to complete a GIS presentation of annual carbon storage increments resulting from forest management and land use changes in Iowa and to establish a baseline inventory of above and below ground carbon storage for the year 1990.