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Natural Sinks of CO2 : Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, 24-27 February 1992 - Joe Wisniewski

Natural Sinks of CO2

Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, 24-27 February 1992

By: Joe Wisniewski (Editor), Ariel E. Lugo (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1992
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Most of the attention with respect to the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations centers around three issues: human-generated sources of carbon, mostly from burning fossil fuels; tropical deforestation, which accelerates the production of atmospheric carbon while causting havoc with biodiversity and the economic development of tropical countries; and the temperature increase that may accompany increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
This is the first book to focus extensively on the reverse to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), i.e. the sequestering of atmospheric carbon by aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Natural ecosystems are currently sequestering carbon and it is economically feasible to manage existing and additional terrestrial (forest, soil, saline land) and aquatic (coastal, wetland and ocean) ecosystems to substantially increase the level of carbon storage. The prospect of managing natural systems to absorb additional carbon should begin to change the mindset under which scientists, policy makers and society deal with the issue of further greenhouse gas increases.

Forward
Preface
Acknowledgements
The Importance of Carbon Sinks
The Search for Carbon Sinks in the Tropicsp. 3
Why Understanding the Natural Sinks and Sources of CO2 is Important: A Policy Analysis Perspectivep. 11
Effects of CO2 on Natural Systems
The Impact of Rising CO2 on Ecosystem Productionp. 25
Field Measurements of CO2 Enhancement and Climate Change in Natural Vegetationp. 45
Potential Effects of the increase in Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change on the Dynamics of Vegetationp. 61
Managing Natural Sinks of CO2
Effects of Forest Management on Soil Carbon Storagep. 83
On Estimating Agriculture's Net Contribution to Atmospheric Carbonp. 121
Processes and Lands for Sequestering Carbon in the Tropical Forest Landscapep. 139
Forestry Opportunities in the United States to Mitigate the Effects of Global Warmingp. 157
Should We Store Carbon in Trees?p. 181
The Potential Role of Temperate Forests as Sinks for CO2 - Examples from the German Environmental Policy against Global Warmingp. 197
Estimating the Global Potential of Forest and Agroforest Management Practices to Sequester Carbonp. 213
Forest Fertilization: Its Potential to increase the CO2 Storage Capacity and to Alleviate the Decline of the Global Forestsp. 229
The Use of Halophytes to Sequester Carbonp. 251
Carbon Sinks in Mangroves and Their Implications to Carbon Budget of Tropical Coastal Ecosystemsp. 265
Marine Algae as a CO2 Sinkp. 289
Modeling Carbon Fluxes
The Response of Terrestrial C Storage to Climate Change: Modeling C Dynamics at Varying Temporal and Spatial Scalesp. 307
Changes in C Storage by Terrestrial Ecosystems: How C-N Interactions Restrict Responses to CO2 and Temperaturep. 327
Aspects of the Interaction between Vegetation and Soil under Global Changep. 345
The Transient Response of Vegetation to Climate Change: A Potential Source of CO2 to the Atmospherep. 365
A Geographically-Based Ecosystem Model and Its Application to the Carbon Balance of the Luquillo Forest, Puerto Ricop. 385
Potential of Marine Macroalgae as a Sink for CO2: Constraints from a 3-D General Circulation Model of the Global Oceanp. 405
An Approach to Assessment of Management impacts on Agricultural Soil Carbonp. 423
Natural Sinks of CO2 Workshop Summary - Technical Synthesis, Conclusions, Key Findings and Research Recommendations
Natural Sinks of CO2: Technical Synthesis from the Palmas Del Mar Workshopp. 439
Natural Sinks of CO2: Conclusions, Key Findings and Research Recommendations from the Palmas Del Mar Workshopp. 455
List of Participantsp. 461
Author Indexp. 463
Subject Indexp. 465
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792318057
ISBN-10: 0792318056
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 31st May 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 64