Special Issue "The Role of Forests for Carbon Capture and Storage"

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A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Peter N. Beets
New Zealand Forest Research Institute Ltd (trading as Scion), Private Bag 3020, 49 Sala Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
E-Mail: peter.beets@scionresearch.com
Phone: +64 7 343 5577
Fax: +64 7 348 0952
Interests: forest carbon stocks and changes; carbon modelling and validation; forest inventory; remote sensing and lidar; impact of disease on growth; forest production and nutrient cycling; impacts of climate change; land use change and forestry

Guest Editor
Dr. Chris Goulding
Principal Scientist, Scion, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited, Private Bag 3020, 49 Sala Street, Rotorua, 3046, New Zealand
E-Mail: Chris.goulding@scionresearch.com
Phone: +64 7 343 5641
Fax: +64 7 348 0952

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests are important carbon reservoirs. At the same time, deforestation will release substantial amounts of carbon. The international community is expecting land owners and managers to play a key role in using forests to capture more carbon in the effort to mitigate climate change.

Policy at international and national government levels through, for example, the Kyoto Protocol and REDD+ activities provide motivation.  How successful are policy initiatives and what should be done differently to encourage carbon capture? How well can forest carbon stocks and stock-changes be efficiently assessed, and how valid are the estimates provided at a country level to the UNFCCC or for forest ownerships within a national scheme such as the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme? Fast growing forests can capture carbon quickly but just as easily emit it with short rotations. Natural forests under continuous cover management or conservation can be a permanent carbon sink, but may take a long time to increase the level of growing stock to make a significant difference. What are the modifications to management and harvest planning where Carbon storage is a management objective? What are the potential risks in the future associated with using forests for carbon capture and how are these risks to be mitigated?

We are seeking papers from all around the world on these important questions. This special issue will provide an opportunity to publish the scientific results of research and practice on the past, current and future role of forests to capture and store carbon.

Dr. Peter N. Beets
Dr. Chris Goulding
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • carbon reservoir assessment
  • deforestation
  • permanence of forest sinks
  • reference levels
  • forest management
  • carbon stock changes
  • REDD+
  • UNFCCC

Published Papers (11 papers)

by , ,  and
Forests 2013, 4(1), 43-69; doi:10.3390/f4010043
Received: 5 November 2012; in revised form: 26 December 2012 / Accepted: 27 December 2012 / Published: 14 January 2013
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Forests 2012, 3(4), 1133-1156; doi:10.3390/f3041133
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 30 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(4), 881-895; doi:10.3390/f3040881
Received: 7 August 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 1 October 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 653-683; doi:10.3390/f3030653
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 31 May 2012 / Accepted: 7 August 2012 / Published: 17 August 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(3), 546-572; doi:10.3390/f3030546
Received: 2 April 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 4 July 2012 / Published: 27 July 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 431-444; doi:10.3390/f3020431
Received: 2 April 2012; in revised form: 21 May 2012 / Accepted: 12 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 417-430; doi:10.3390/f3020417
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 13 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 370-397; doi:10.3390/f3020370
Received: 30 March 2012; in revised form: 26 May 2012 / Accepted: 8 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 332-352; doi:10.3390/f3020332
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 24 May 2012 / Accepted: 11 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 300-316; doi:10.3390/f3020300
Received: 27 March 2012; in revised form: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 30 May 2012 / Published: 4 June 2012
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Forests 2012, 3(2), 283-299; doi:10.3390/f3020283
Received: 30 March 2012; in revised form: 21 May 2012 / Accepted: 30 May 2012 / Published: 4 June 2012
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