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RECORD NUMBER: 52 OF 339
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|Main Title||Conservation and Sequestration of Carbon: The Potential of Forest and Agroforest Management Practices.|
|Author||Dixon, R. K. ; Winjum, J. K. ; Schroeder, P. E. ;|
|CORP Author||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology International, Inc., Corvallis, OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Conservation ; Forest management ; Carbon dioxide ; Economic analysis ; Biomass ; Cost analysis ; Silviculture ; Weight(Mass) ; Carbon cycle ; Global ; Biomes ; Ecosystems ; Air pollution effects ; Plant growth ; Species diversity ; Foreign countries ; Reprints ; Terrestrial biosphere ; Reforestation|
Forests play a major role in the Earth's carbon cycle through assimilation, storage, and emission of CO2. Establishment and management of boreal, temperate, and tropical forest and agroforest systems could potentially enhance sequestration of carbon in the terrestrial biosphere. A biologic and economic analysis of forest establishment and management options from 94 nations revealed that forestation, agroforestry, and silviculture could be employed to conserve and sequester one gigaton (Gt) of carbon annually over a 50 year period. The marginal cost of implementing these options to sequester 55 Gt of carbon would be approximately $10/ton.