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Co-benefits of Sustainable Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration

  • Nobuo Imai
  • Jupiri Titin
  • Satoshi Kita
  • Robert C. Ong
  • Kanehiro Kitayama
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Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Abstract

Tropical forests sequester a large amount of carbon in the vegetation and soils (approximately 25 % of the carbon in the terrestrial ecosystems) (Bonan 2008). The conversion of tropical forests through forestry and land-use change results in an enormous emission of carbon to the atmosphere. In the past decade, deforestation and forest degradation in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the tropics accounted for approximately 20 % of global anthropogenic carbon emissions (Gullison et al. 2007). The important roles of natural tropical forests in carbon storage and climate change mitigation are increasingly recognized.

Keywords

Fine Root Carbon Emission Primary Forest Carbon Pool Coarse Woody Debris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuo Imai
    • 1
  • Jupiri Titin
    • 3
  • Satoshi Kita
    • 2
  • Robert C. Ong
    • 3
  • Kanehiro Kitayama
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Forest Ecology, Graduate School of AgricultureKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Tsukuba Research InstituteSumitomo Forestry CO., LTD.TsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Sabah Forestry DepartmentForest Research CentreSandakanMalaysia

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