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Changes in forest biomass carbon stock in the Pearl River Delta between 1989 and 2003.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19209629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forest ecosystems play a significant role in maintaining climate stability at the regional and global scales as an important carbon sink. Regional forest carbon storage and its dynamic changes in the Pearl River Delta have been estimated using the continuous biomass expansion factor (BEF) method based on field measurements of forests plots in different age classes and forest inventory data of three periods (1989-1993, 1994-1998, 1999-2003). The results show that regional carbon storage increased by 16.76%, from 48.57 x 10(6) to 56.71 x 106 tons, 80% of which was stored in forest stands. Carbon storage of other types of vegetation, with the exception of shrubland and woodland, increased. Carbon density of the regional forest increased by 14.31%, from 19.08 to 21.81 ton/hm2. Potential carbon storage of the regional forest may reach 39.96 x 10(7) tons when the forest biomass peaks with succession.
Kun Yang; Dongsheng Guan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental sciences (China)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1001-0742     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Sci (China)     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-12     Completed Date:  2009-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100967627     Medline TA:  J Environ Sci (China)     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1439-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.
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