Content tagged "carbon storage"

Urban Forestry and Carbon Storage

Urban forestry offers very limited potential to store carbon, but we address urban forests here because of the large interest in using them to offset carbon...

Climate Mitigation by Urban Forests

 Planting trees in urban areas can help mitigate carbon dioxide levels because trees can sequester carbon and offset some energy use for cooling, as some...

Plant Response to Rising Carbon Dioxide

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: October 05, 2015

Plant tissue (including wood) is composed of about half carbon, all of which comes from carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Photosynthesis rates tend to...

Increasing Afforestation to Increase Carbon Storage

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 08, 2011

We define afforestation as both reestablishing forests on land that has been without forest cover for some time and the establishment of forest on land that...

Other Factors Influencing Forest Carbon Storage

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 16, 2011

While the biological processes of photosynthesis, respiration, and decomposition are similar for all forests, their relative importance differs by forest...

Forest Carbon Storage

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 16, 2011

Forests affect climate, and climate affects forests, with carbon linking the two. Forests contain three-fourths of the earth's plant biomass, about half of...

Carbon Budgets

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 30, 2011

Forests store large amounts of carbon in their live and dead wood and soil and play an active role in controlling the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere...

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