Liao2010: Ecosystem carbon stock influenced by plantation practice

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Uncertainties remain regarding the potential of tree plantations to sequester carbon. Here, Liao et al. (2010) synthesized 86 experimental studies to quantify the differences in ecosystem C pools between plantations and their corresponding adjacent primary and secondary forests (natural forests). The results showed a general pattern of decreasing carbon pools in plantations relative to forests, independently of biomes, geographic regions or other factors. Read the article here.