||Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
Wisniewski, J. ;
Dixon, R. K. ;
Kinsman, J. D. ;
Sampson, R. N. ;
Lugo, A. E. ;
||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.
Carbon dioxide ;
Climatic changes ;
Arid land ;
Land use ;
Fossil fuels ;
Biological productivity ;
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||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.
||Pub. in Climate Research, v3 p1-5 Aug 93. Prepared in cooperation with Wisniewski and Associates, Inc., Falls Church, VA., Edison Electric Inst., Washington, DC. Environmental Affairs Div., Pirnie (Malcolm), Inc., Newport News, VA., and Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
||48D; 98C; 98A; 57H; 55E; 55C; 97K
||PC A02/MF A01