The aim of this book is to provide an accessible overview for advanced students, resource professionals such as land managers, and policy makers to acquaint themselves with the established science, management practices and policies that facilitate sequestration and allow for the storage of carbon in forests. The book has value to the reader to better understand: a) carbon science and management of forests and wood products; b) the underlying social mechanisms of deforestation; and c) the policy options in order to formulate a cohesive strategy for implementing forest carbon projects and ultimately reducing emissions from forest land use.
Chapter 1 Introduction Lauren Goers, Mark S. Ashton, and Mary Tyrrell PART I the Science of Forest Carbon Chapter 2 Characterizing Organic Carbon Stocks and Flows in Forest Soils Samuel Price, Mark A. Bradford and Mark S. Ashton Chapter 3 The Physiological Ecology of Carbon Science in Forest Stands Kristofer R. Covey, Joseph Orefice, and Xuhui Lee Chapter 4 Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Forests Kyle Meister, Mark S. Ashton, Dylan Craven and Heather Griscom Chapter 5 Carbon Dynamics in Temperate Forests Mary L. Tyrrell, Jeffery Ross and Matthew Kelty Chapter 6 Carbon Dynamics in the Boreal Forest Brian Milakovsky, Brent Frey and Thomas James PART II Measuring Carbon in Forests Chapter 7 Methods of Measuring Carbon in Forests Xin Zhang, Yong Zhao, Mark S. Ashton and Xuhui Lee Chapter 8 The Role of Forests in Global Carbon Budgetting Deborah Spalding, Elif Kendirli, and Chadwick Dearing Oliver PART III The Management of Carbon in Forests and Forest Products Chapter 9 Managing Carbon Sequestration in Tropical Forests Cecelia Del Cid-Liccardi, Tim Kramer, Mark S. Ashton and Bronson Griscom Chapter 10 Managing Carbon Sequestration and Storage in Temperate and Boreal Forests Matthew Carroll, Brian Milakovsky , Alex Finkral, Alexander Evans and Mark S. Ashton Chapter 11 Managing Afforestation and Reforestation for Carbon Sequestration: Considerations for Land Managers and Policy Makers Thomas Hodgman, Jacob Munger, Jefferson Hall and Mark S. Ashton Chapter 12 Role of Forest Products in the Global Carbon Cycle: From the Forest to Final Disposal Christopher Larson, Jeffrey Chatellier, Reid Lifset, and Thomas Graedel PART IV Socioeconomic and Policy Considerations for Carbon Management in Forests Chapter 13 Large and Intact Forests: Drivers and Inhibitors of Deforestation and Forest Degradation Benjamin Blom, Ian Cummins, and Mark S. Ashton Chapter 14 Economic Drivers of Tropical Deforestation for Agriculture Lauren Goers, Janet Lawson and Eva Garen Chapter 15 The Economic Drivers of Forest Land Use and the Role of Markets in the United States Lisa Henke, Caitlin O'Brady, Deborah Spalding and Mary L.Tyrrell Chapter 16 United States Legilative Proposals on forest Carbon Jaime Carlson, Ramon Olivas, Bradford Gentry and Anton Chiono Chapter 17 REDD+ Policy Options: Including Forests in an International Climate Change Agreement Eliot Logan-Hines, Lauren Goers, Mark Evidente, and Benjamin Cashore Chapter 18 Synthesis and Conclusions Mary L. Tyrrell, Mark S. Ashton, Deborah Spalding, and Bradford Gentry Glossary Editor Bios Author Bios
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 6th January 2012
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 18.0
Weight (kg): 0.771