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Mexican forest inventory expands continental carbon monitoring

Posted date: October 01, 2009
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Uribe, Alberto Sandoval; Healey, Sean P.Moisen, Gretchen; Rivas, Rigoberto Palafox; Aguilar, Enrique Gonzalez; Tovar, Carmen Lourdes Meneses; Davalos, Ernesto S. Diaz Ponce; Mascorro, Vanessa Silva
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 89(47): 485.

Abstract

The terrestrial ecosystems of the North American continent represent a large reservoir of carbon and a potential sink within the global carbon cycle. The recent State of the Carbon Cycle Report [U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), 2007] identified the critical role these systems may play in mitigating effects of greenhouse gases emitted from fossil fuel combustion. However, there are currently large uncertainties in continental carbon models, and the scientific community's understanding of relevant carbon sources and sinks has been much less complete in Mexico than in Canada and the United States [Birdsey et al., 2007].

Citation

Uribe, Alberto Sandoval; Healey, Sean. P.; Moisen, Gretchen G.; Rivas, Rigoberto Palafox; Aguilar, Enrique Gonzalez; Tovar, Carmen Lourdes Meneses; Davalos, Ernesto S. Diaz Ponce; Mascorro, Vanessa Silva. 2008. Mexican forest inventory expands continental carbon monitoring. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 89(47): 485.