Special Issue "Forest and Wood Vegetation Carbon Stores and Sequestration"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)
Dr. Michael Battaglia
CSIRO Ecosystem Science, Private Bag 12 Hobart Tasmania 7001, Australia
Phone: +61 3 62375612
Fax: +61 3 62375601
Interests: tree ecophysiology; process-based modelling; stress physiology; forest production
The global clearing of woody vegetation is a greenhouse gas emission source. While there is evidence that the terrestrial carbon sink has increased, recent widespread forest mortality climate related events indicate these sinks’ vulnerability. This has implications for global approaches to climate change mitigation that involve the creation of forest and woody vegetation sinks. Forest adaptation and mitigation are not goals within their own right; these activities further the objectives of agricultural production and sustain environmental services and, consequently, they support community livelihoods. Without a strong financial incentive, these will be the objectives that can drive the adoption of forest management policies that increase forest carbon sequestration.
Dr. Michael Battaglia
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- forest carbon sequestration
- forest contributions to global emissions
- adaptation to secure forest carbon stocks
- drivers and enablers of practices to increase forest carbon sequestration
- risks to forest carbon stores