Lundmark2016: Comparison of carbon flows under different forestry management regimes

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

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.