Terrestrial Biospheric Carbon Fluxes Quantification of Sinks and Sources of CO2

  • Joe Wisniewski
  • R. Neil Sampson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Workshop Summary Statement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Neil Sampson, Michael Apps, Sandra Brown, C. Vernon Cole, John Downing, Linda S. Heath et al.
      Pages 3-15
  3. Workshop Working Group Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. T. M. Smith, W. P. Cramer, R. K. Dixon, R. Leemans, R. P. Neilson, A. M. Solomon
      Pages 19-37
    3. M. J. Apps, W. A. Kurz, R. J. Luxmoore, L. O. Nilsson, R. A. Sedjo, R. Schmidt et al.
      Pages 39-53
    4. Linda S. Heath, Pekka E. Kauppi, Peter Burschel, Heinz-Detlev Gregor, Robert Guderian, Gundolf H. Kohlmaier et al.
      Pages 55-69
    5. Sandra Brown, Charles A. S. Hall, Wilhelm Knabe, James Raich, Mark C. Trexler, Paul Woomer
      Pages 71-94
    6. Dennis S. Ojima, Bjørn O. M. Dirks, Edward P. Glenn, Clenton E. Owensby, Jonathan O. Scurlock
      Pages 95-109
    7. C. Vernon Cole, Klaus Flach, Jeffrey Lee, Dieter Sauerbeck, Bobby Stewart
      Pages 111-122
    8. John P. Downing, Michel Meybeck, James C. Orr, R. R. Twilley, H-W. Scharpenseel
      Pages 123-137
    9. R. Neil Sampson, Lynn L. Wright, Jack K. Winjum, John D. Kinsman, John Benneman, Ernst Kürsten et al.
      Pages 139-159
  4. Workshop Research Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Forest Systems

      1. Lloyd G. Simpson, Daniel B. Botkin, Robert A. Nisbet
        Pages 197-205
      2. Ted S. Vinson, Tatyana P. Kolchugina
        Pages 223-237
      3. Jack K. Winjum, Robert K. Dixon, Paul E. Schroeder
        Pages 239-257
      4. Roger A. Sedjo
        Pages 295-307
      5. R. J. Luxmoore, S. D. Wullschleger, P. J. Hanson
        Pages 309-323
    3. Forest Systems

    4. Land and Water

    5. Biomass and Energy

      1. L. L. Wright, E. E. Hughes
        Pages 483-497
      2. J. M. O. Scurlock, D. O. Hall, J. I. House, R. Howes
        Pages 499-518
      3. R. Neil Sampson
        Pages 519-532
      4. E. Kürsten, P. Burschel
        Pages 533-544
      5. John D. Kinsman, Mark C. Trexler
        Pages 545-560
      6. R. K. Dixon, K. J. Andrasko, F. G. Sussman, M. A. Lavinson, M. C. Trexler, T. S. Vinson
        Pages 561-577
    6. Terrestrial Carbon Models

      1. Allen M. Solomon, I. Colin Prentice, Rik Leemans, Wolfgang P. Cramer
        Pages 595-614
      2. Dennis S. Ojima, William J. Parton, David S. Schimel, Jonathan M. O. Scurlock, Timothy G. F. Kittel
        Pages 643-657
      3. J. Kindermann, M. K. B. Lüdeke, F.-W. Badeck, R. D. Otto, A. Klaudius, Ch. Häger et al.
        Pages 675-684

About this book


Towards the Balance and Management of the Carbon Budget of the Biosphere The current state of misunderstanding of the global C cycle and our failure to resolve an issue that has been debated for 100 years (Jones and Henderson-Sellers, 1990) speaks loudly about the limitations of modem science when faced with the complexity of the biosphere. Efforts to understand and balance the global C budget have gone through several phases. First was a holistic view of the C budget as part of efforts to understand the geochemistry of the Earth (e. g. , Clarke, 1908). Next, came a period of data collection and sythesis which focused on the diversity of sectors of the biosphere. This phase culminated in the early 1970's with the realization that humans were greatly impacting the global C cycle as measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory (Keeling et al. , 1973). New syntheses of the global C budget emerged at this time (Woodwell and Pacan, 1973; Bolin et al. , 1979). The next phase was one of controversy and intense focus on particular sectors of the biosphere. The controversy rested on discrepancies about the role of the terrestrial biota in the global C cycle and the failure to account for sufficient C sinks to absorb all the C emitted by land-use change in the tropics (Woodwell et al. , 1978, 1983; Houghton et al. , 1983).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joe Wisniewski
    • 1
  • R. Neil Sampson
    • 2
  1. 1.Wisniewski & Associates, Inc.Falls ChurchUSA
  2. 2.American ForestsUSA

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