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Title Green carbon : the role of natural forests in carbon storage. Part 2. Biomass carbon stocks in the Great Western Woodlands / Sandra Berry [and others].

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (124 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-124).
Contents Environment and history of the GWW -- Methods to calculate carbon stocks -- Spatial biomass and carbon estimates for the GWW, 2008 -- Biomass and carbon estimates: hypothetical no-disturbance scenario -- Soil carbon -- Management options to protect and restore the GWW's carbon stocks.
Summary "This report is the second in a series that examines the role of natural forests and woodlands in the storage of carbon. Understanding the role of natural ecosystems in carbon storage is an important part of solving the climate change problem. This report presents a landscape-wide green carbon account of the 'Great Western Woodlands' (GWW), sixteen million hectares of mostly contiguous natural woody vegetation to the east of the wheatbelt in south-western Western Australia. For the first time, we provide an overview of the vegetation structure, climate, geology and historical land use of the GWW, and examine how these interact to affect the carbon dynamics of this region's landscape ecosystems. An analysis of time-series of satellite imagery is used to develop a fire history of the GWW since the 1970s. These layers of environmental information, along with field survey data and remotely sensed greenness, are used to construct a spatial model to estimate biomass carbon stocks of the woodlands at the present day, and to infer an upper limit to the carbon sequestration potential of the GWW. A range of management options to enable protection of high quality carbon stocks and restoration of degraded stocks are evaluated."--Publisher's description
Language English.
Subject Carbon -- Environmental aspects.
Forests and forestry -- Environmental aspects.
Plants -- Effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide on.
Carbon dioxide mitigation.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Carbon dioxide mitigation. (OCoLC)fst00846840
Carbon -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00846778
Forests and forestry -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00932679
Plants -- Effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide on. (OCoLC)fst01065887
Indexed Term Carbon dioxide
Carbon sequestration
Climate change (Anthropogenic)
Western Australia
Natural resource management
Native plants
Interstate comparisons
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Berry, Sandra L.
Keith, Heather.
Mackey, Brendan.
Brookhouse, Matthew.
Jonson, Justin.
Added Title Biomass carbon stocks in the Great Western Woodlands
Other Form: Print version: Green carbon. Part 2, Biomass carbon stocks in the Great Western Woodlands. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010 9781921666704
ISBN 9781921666711 (electronic bk.)
1921666714 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000046403533
AU@ 000051582815
AU@ 000062702224
AU@ 000069303411
GBVCP 1008655171

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