Surface Soil Carbon Storage in Urban Green Spaces in Three Major South Korean Cities
AbstractQuantifying and managing carbon (C) storage in urban green space (UGS) soils is associated with the ecosystem services necessary for human well-being and the national C inventory report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Here, the soil C stocks at 30-cm depths in different types of UGS’s (roadside, park, school forest, and riverside) were studied in three major South Korean cities that have experienced recent, rapid development. The total C of 666 soil samples was analyzed, and these results were combined with the available UGS inventory data. Overall, the mean soil bulk density, C concentration, and C density at 30-cm depths were 1.22 g·cm−3, 7.31 g·C·kg−1, and 2.13 kg·C·m−2, respectively. The UGS soil C stock (Gg·C) at 30-cm depths was 105.6 for Seoul, 43.6 for Daegu, and 26.4 for Daejeon. The lower C storage of Korean UGS soils than those of other countries is due to the low soil C concentration and the smaller land area under UGS. Strategic management practices that augment the organic matter supply in soil are expected to enhance C storage in South Korean UGS soils. View Full-Text
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Yoon, T.K.; Seo, K.W.; Park, G.S.; Son, Y.M.; Son, Y. Surface Soil Carbon Storage in Urban Green Spaces in Three Major South Korean Cities. Forests 2016, 7, 115.
Yoon TK, Seo KW, Park GS, Son YM, Son Y. Surface Soil Carbon Storage in Urban Green Spaces in Three Major South Korean Cities. Forests. 2016; 7(6):115.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yoon, Tae K.; Seo, Kyung W.; Park, Gwan S.; Son, Yeong M.; Son, Yowhan. 2016. "Surface Soil Carbon Storage in Urban Green Spaces in Three Major South Korean Cities." Forests 7, no. 6: 115.
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