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Keyword: carbon dynamics

Interactions of fuel treatments, wildfire severity, and carbon dynamics in dry conifer forests

Publications Posted on: August 21, 2015
Wildfires have been increasing in size and severity over recent decades. Forest managers use fuel treatments, including tree thinning and prescribed burning, to reduce the risk of high-severity fire. The impact of fuel treatments on carbon dynamics is not fully understood; previous research indicates that because carbon is removed during fuel treatments, the net effect may not be a reduction of carbon lost in the case of wildfire.

Tree age, disturbance history, and carbon stocks and fluxes in subalpine Rocky Mountain forests

Publications Posted on: November 26, 2008
Forest carbon stocks and fluxes vary with forest age, and relationships with forest age are often used to estimate fluxes for regional or national carbon inventories. Two methods are commonly used to estimate forest age: observed tree age or time since a known disturbance.

Scaling-up of CO2 fluxes to assess carbon sequestration in rangelands of Central Asia

Publications Posted on: May 16, 2006
Flux towers provide temporal quantification of local carbon dynamics at specific sites. The number and distribution of flux towers, however, are generally inadequate to quantify carbon fluxes across a landscape or ecoregion. Thus, scaling up of flux tower measurements through use of algorithms developed from remote sensing and GIS data is needed for spatial extrapolation of carbon fluxes and to identify regional sinks and sources of carbon.