Lundmark and co-workers model the effect of clear-cut forestry and continuous cover forestry on carbon balance. The paper presupposes that production under both systems is identical, but also that harvest amounts are identical. As a result, the carbon balance does not show major differences between the management regimes. The article neglects the fact that in practice in clear-cut forestry most residue is taken out of the forest as well, changing the carbon balance. In addition, extra respiration from the soil after clear-cutting is disregarded (or at least not mentioned) in the article. Read it in Ambio.

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