Renewal of Collaborative Research: Economically viable Forest Harvesting Practices that Increase Carbon Sequestration

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This technical report covers a 3-year cooperative agreement between the University of Maine and the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station that focused on the characterization of forest stands and the assessment of forest carbon storage (see attached for detailed description of the project). The goal of this work was to compare estimates of forest C storage made via remeasurement of FIA-type plots with eddy flux measurements. In addition to relating whole ecosystem estimates of carbon storage to changes in aboveground biomass, we explored methodologies by partitioning growth estimates from periodic inventory measurements into annual estimates. In the final year, we remeasured ... continued below

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Dail, David Bryan August 2, 2012.

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This technical report covers a 3-year cooperative agreement between the University of Maine and the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station that focused on the characterization of forest stands and the assessment of forest carbon storage (see attached for detailed description of the project). The goal of this work was to compare estimates of forest C storage made via remeasurement of FIA-type plots with eddy flux measurements. In addition to relating whole ecosystem estimates of carbon storage to changes in aboveground biomass, we explored methodologies by partitioning growth estimates from periodic inventory measurements into annual estimates. In the final year, we remeasured plots that were subject to a shelterwood harvest over the winter of 2001-02 to assess the production of coarse woody debris by this harvest, to remeasure trees in a long-term stand first established by NASA, to carry out other field activities at Howland, and, to assess the importance of downed and decaying wood as well as standing dead trees to the C inputs to harvested and non harvested plots.

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  • Report No.: DOEHarvest2012
  • Grant Number: FG02-00ER63001
  • DOI: 10.2172/1084688 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1084688
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc839851

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Dail, David Bryan. Renewal of Collaborative Research: Economically viable Forest Harvesting Practices that Increase Carbon Sequestration, report, August 2, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839851/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.