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  1. Content type: Research

    It is essential that the human race limits the environmental damage created by our consumption. A realistic pathway to limiting consumption would be to transition to a system where materials are conserved and ...

    Authors: Kimberley Pratt, Michael Lenaghan and Edward T. A. Mitchard

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:21

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    Forests and the forest sector may play an important role in mitigating climate change. The Paris Agreement and the recent legislative proposal to include the land use sector in the EU 2030 climate targets refl...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giacomo Grassi, Werner A. Kurz, Jose V. Moris and Raúl Abad Viñas

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:20

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    The promotion of cacao agroforestry is one of the ways of diversifying farmer income and creating incentives through their inclusion in REDD+ interventions. We estimated the aboveground carbon stocks in cacao ...

    Authors: Evans Dawoe, Winston Asante, Emmanuel Acheampong and Paul Bosu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:17

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  4. Content type: Research

    Mapping tropical forest structure is a critical requirement for accurate estimation of emissions and removals from land use activities. With the availability of a wide range of remote sensing imagery of vegeta...

    Authors: Liang Xu, Sassan S. Saatchi, Yan Yang, Yifan Yu and Lee White

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:18

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  5. Content type: Research

    The estimation of forest biomass changes due to land-use change is of significant importance for estimates of the global carbon budget. The accuracy of biomass density maps depends on the availability of relia...

    Authors: Adéyèmi Chabi, Sven Lautenbach, Vincent Oladokoun Agnila Orekan and Nicholas Kyei-Baffour

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:16

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:22

  6. Content type: Research

    Managed forests are a major component of tropical landscapes. Production forests as designated by national forest services cover up to 400 million ha, i.e. half of the forested area in the humid tropics. Fores...

    Authors: Camille Piponiot, Antoine Cabon, Laurent Descroix, Aurélie Dourdain, Lucas Mazzei, Benjamin Ouliac, Ervan Rutishauser, Plinio Sist and Bruno Hérault

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:15

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  7. Content type: Research

    Implementation of REDD+ requires measurement and monitoring of carbon emissions from forest degradation in developing countries. Dry forests cover about 40 % of the total tropical forest area, are home to larg...

    Authors: Klaus Dons, Sushma Bhattarai, Henrik Meilby, Carsten Smith-Hall and Toke Emil Panduro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:14

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  8. Content type: Research

    A functional forest carbon measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) system to support climate change mitigation policies, such as REDD+, requires estimates of forest biomass carbon, as an input to estimate ...

    Authors: Belachew Gizachew, Svein Solberg, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Johannes Breidenbach, Eliakimu Zahabu and Ernest William Mauya

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:13

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    The German greenhouse gas inventory in the land use change sector strongly depends on national forest inventory data. As these data were collected periodically 1987, 2002, 2008 and 2012, the time series on emi...

    Authors: Steffi Röhling, Karsten Dunger, Gerald Kändler, Susann Klatt, Thomas Riedel, Wolfgang Stümer and Johannes Brötz

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have shown that fragmentation is an increasing threat to global forests, which has major impacts on biodiversity and the important ecosystem services provided by forested landscapes. Several too...

    Authors: Aurélie C. Shapiro, Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Patrick Hostert and Jean-François Bastin

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:11

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  11. Content type: Research

    Human activities have diverse and profound impacts on ecosystem carbon cycles. The Piedmont ecoregion in the eastern United States has undergone significant land use and land cover change in the past few decad...

    Authors: Jinxun Liu, Benjamin M. Sleeter, Zhiliang Zhu, Linda S. Heath, Zhengxi Tan, Tamara S. Wilson, Jason Sherba and Decheng Zhou

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:10

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  12. Content type: Research

    To improve estimates of net primary production for terrestrial ecosystems of the continental United States, we evaluated a new image fusion technique to incorporate high resolution Landsat land cover data into...

    Authors: Steven Jay, Christopher Potter, Robert Crabtree, Vanessa Genovese, Daniel J. Weiss and Maggi Kraft

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    Monitoring and managing carbon stocks in forested ecosystems requires accurate and repeatable quantification of the spatial distribution of wood volume at landscape to regional scales. Grid-based forest invent...

    Authors: Shaun R. Levick, Dominik Hessenmöller and E-Detlef Schulze

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    According to the post-2012 rules under the Kyoto protocol, developed countries that are signatories to the protocol have to estimate and report the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from forest manag...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giacomo Grassi, Werner A. Kurz, Raúl Abad Viñas and Nuria Hue Guerrero

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:5

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  15. Content type: Research

    The recent inclusion of the cocoa sector as an option for carbon storage necessitates the need to quantify the C stocks in cocoa systems of Ghana.

    Authors: Askia M. Mohammed, James S. Robinson, David Midmore and Anne Verhoef

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    The focus of REDD+ is sensu stricto on maintaining forest carbon stocks. We extend the scope of sustainable management of forest from forests to timber utilization, and study carbon offsets resulting from the ...

    Authors: Tunggul Butarbutar, Michael Köhl and Prem Raj Neupane

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    Spatially explicit forest carbon (C) monitoring aids conservation and climate change mitigation efforts, yet few approaches have been developed specifically for the highly heterogeneous landscapes of oceanic i...

    Authors: Gregory P. Asner, Sinan Sousan, David E. Knapp, Paul C. Selmants, Roberta E. Martin, R. Flint Hughes and Christian P. Giardina

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2016 11:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    Remote sensing products can provide regular and consistent observations of the Earth´s surface to monitor and understand the condition and change of forest ecosystems and to inform estimates of terrestrial car...

    Authors: Vanessa S. Mascorro, Nicholas C. Coops, Werner A. Kurz and Marcela Olguín

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:30

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  19. Content type: Methodology

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies for estimating aboveground biomass (AGB) in forests. Use of ALS data in area-based forest inventories relies o...

    Authors: Ernest William Mauya, Liviu Theodor Ene, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Terje Gobakken, Erik Næsset, Rogers Ernest Malimbwi and Eliakimu Zahabu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    Participatory forest monitoring has been promoted as a means to engage local forest-dependent communities in concrete climate mitigation activities as it brings a sense of ownership to the communities and henc...

    Authors: Virpi Junttila, Basanta Gautam, Bhaskar Singh Karky, Almasi Maguya, Katri Tegel, Tuomo Kauranne, Katja Gunia, Jarno Hämäläinen, Petri Latva-Käyrä, Ekaterina Nikolaeva and Jussi Peuhkurinen

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:29

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  21. Content type: Methodology

    The success of satellites in mapping deforestation has been invaluable for improving our understanding of the impacts and nature of land cover change and carbon balance. However, current satellite approaches ...

    Authors: T. C. Hill, C. M. Ryan and M. Williams

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:27

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  22. Content type: Research

    Net carbon sinks capable of avoiding dangerous perturbation of the climate system and preventing ocean acidification have been identified, but they are likely to be limited by resource constraints (Nature 463:...

    Authors: Brian J. Walsh, Felicjan Rydzak, Amanda Palazzo, Florian Kraxner, Mario Herrero, Peer M. Schenk, Philippe Ciais, Ivan A. Janssens, Josep Peñuelas, Anneliese Niederl-Schmidinger and Michael Obersteiner

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:26

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  23. Content type: Research

    Accounting for carbon gains and losses in young-growth forests is a key part of carbon assessments. A common silvicultural practice in young forests is thinning to increase the growth rate of residual trees. H...

    Authors: David V. D’Amore, Kiva L. Oken, Paul A. Herendeen, E. Ashley Steel and Paul E. Hennon

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    Efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in tropical Asia require accurate high-resolution mapping of forest carbon stocks and predictions of their likely future variation. Here we...

    Authors: Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Takeshi Motohka, Manabu Watanabe and Masanobu Shimada

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:23

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  25. Content type: Methodology

    Biomass and carbon estimation has become a priority in national and regional forest inventories. Biomass of individual trees is estimated using biomass equations. A covariance matrix for the parameters in a bi...

    Authors: Steen Magnussen and Oswaldo Ismael Carillo Negrete

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:21

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  26. Content type: Research

    In West Africa, natural ecosystems such as woodlands are the main source for energy, building poles and livestock fodder. They probably behave like net carbon sinks, but there are only few studies focusing on ...

    Authors: Expedit Evariste Ago, Dominique Serça, Euloge Kossi Agbossou, Sylvie Galle and Marc Aubinet

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:22

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  27. Content type: Research

    Refined estimation of carbon (C) stocks within forest ecosystems is a critical component of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the effects of projected climate change through forest C mana...

    Authors: Matthew B. Russell, Grant M. Domke, Christopher W. Woodall and Anthony W. D’Amato

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:20

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  28. Content type: Research

    Continental-scale aboveground biomass maps are increasingly available, but their estimates vary widely, particularly at high resolution. A comprehensive understanding of map discrepancies is required to improv...

    Authors: Wenli Huang, Anu Swatantran, Kristofer Johnson, Laura Duncanson, Hao Tang, Jarlath O’Neil Dunne, George Hurtt and Ralph Dubayah

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:19

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  29. Content type: Research

    Anthropogenic uses of fire play a key role in regulating fire regimes in African savannas. These fires contribute the highest proportion of the globally burned area, substantial biomass burning emissions and t...

    Authors: Beatrice Tarimo, Øystein B Dick, Terje Gobakken and Ørjan Totland

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:18

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  30. Content type: Research

    In the lower Mekong Basin and coastal zones of Southern Vietnam, forests dominated by the genus Melaleuca have two notable features: most have been substantially disturbed by human activity and can now be conside...

    Authors: Da B Tran, Tho V Hoang and Paul Dargusch

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:15

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  31. Content type: Research

    REDD+ implementation requires establishment of a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forest carbon changes. A challenge for MRV is the lack of satellite based methods that can track not o...

    Authors: Svein Solberg, Belachew Gizachew, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Ernest William Mauya, Håkan Olsson, Rogers Malimbwi and Eliakimu Zahabu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:14

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  32. Content type: Research

    At the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen, 2009, harvested wood products were identified as an additional carbon pool. This modification eliminates inconsisten...

    Authors: Marcus Knauf, Michael Köhl, Volker Mues, Konstantin Olschofsky and Arno Frühwald

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:13

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  33. Content type: Research

    Disturbance is a key influence on forest carbon dynamics, but the complexity of spatial and temporal patterns in forest disturbance makes it difficult to quantify their impacts on carbon flux over broad spatia...

    Authors: David P Turner, William D Ritts, Robert E Kennedy, Andrew N Gray and Zhiqiang Yang

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:12

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Implementing REDD+ renders the development of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system necessary to monitor carbon stock changes. MRV systems generally apply a combination of remote sensing techn...

    Authors: Michael Köhl, Charles T Scott, Andrew J Lister, Inez Demon and Daniel Plugge

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has recently emerged as a promising tool to acquire auxiliary information for improving aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation in sample-based forest inventories. Under design-based...

    Authors: Ernest William Mauya, Endre Hofstad Hansen, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Rogers Ernest Malimbwi and Erik Næsset

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    National and regional aboveground biomass (AGB) estimates are generally computed based on standing stem volume estimates from forest inventories and default biomass expansion factors (BEFs). AGB estimates are ...

    Authors: Tarquinio Mateus Magalhães and Thomas Seifert

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:9

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  37. Content type: Research

    Climate change and the concurrent change in wildfire events and land use comprehensively affect carbon dynamics in both spatial and temporal dimensions. The purpose of this study was to project the spatial and...

    Authors: Shengli Huang, Shuguang Liu, Jinxun Liu, Devendra Dahal, Claudia Young, Brian Davis, Terry L Sohl, Todd J Hawbaker, Ben Sleeter and Zhiliang Zhu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:7

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  38. Content type: Research

    The new rules for the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector under the Kyoto Protocol recognized the importance of Harvested Wood Products (HWP) in climate change mitigation. We used the Tier 2 method p...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giulia Fiorese and Giacomo Grassi

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:6

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  39. Content type: Research

    Conservation and monitoring of tropical forests requires accurate information on their extent and change dynamics. Cloud cover, sensor errors and technical barriers associated with satellite remote sensing dat...

    Authors: Florian Reimer, Gregory P Asner and Shijo Joseph

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:5

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  40. Content type: Research

    Carbon stocks and fluxes in tropical forests remain large sources of uncertainty in the global carbon budget. Airborne lidar remote sensing is a powerful tool for estimating aboveground biomass, provided that ...

    Authors: Veronika Leitold, Michael Keller, Douglas C Morton, Bruce D Cook and Yosio E Shimabukuro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:3

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