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dc.contributor.author Gower, Stith T.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-24T04:55:21Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-24T04:55:21Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Gower, S.T. 2003. Patterns and mechanisms of the forest carbon cycle. Annual Reviews Energy and Environment 28:169-204. en
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/34242
dc.description.abstract Forests are an important source for ?ber and fuel for humans and contain the majority of the total terrestrial carbon (C). The amount of C stored in the vegetation and soil are strongly in?uenced by environmental constraints on annual C uptake and decomposition and time since disturbance. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen deposition, and climate warming induced by greater greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere in?uence C accu- mulation rates of forests, but their effects will likely differ in direction and magnitude among forest ecosystems. The net interactive effect of global change on the forest C cycle is poorly understood. The growing demand for wood ?ber and fuel by humans and the ongoing anthropogenic perturbations of the climate have changed the natural disturbance regimes (i.e., frequency and intensity); these changes in?uence the net exchange of CO2 between forests and the atmosphere. To date, the role of forest products in the global C cycle have largely been ignored, and important emissions associated with the production, transport, and utilization of the forest products have been excluded, leading to erroneous conclusions about net C storage in forest products. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Annual Reviews Energy and Environment en
dc.subject forest products en
dc.subject carbon sequestration en
dc.subject net ecosystem production en
dc.subject net primary production en
dc.subject disturbance en
dc.subject global change en
dc.title Patterns and Mechanisms of the Forest Carbon Cycle en
dc.type Article en

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