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  1. Content type: Research

    A simulation model based on remote sensing data for spatial vegetation properties has been used to estimate ecosystem carbon fluxes across Yellowstone National Park (YNP). The CASA (Carnegie Ames Stanford Appr...

    Authors: Christopher Potter, Steven Klooster, Robert Crabtree, Shengli Huang, Peggy Gross and Vanessa Genovese

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2011 6:3

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    Estimates of live-tree carbon stores are influenced by numerous uncertainties. One of them is model-selection uncertainty: one has to choose among multiple empirical equations and conversion factors that can b...

    Authors: Susanna L Melson, Mark E Harmon, Jeremy S Fried and James B Domingo

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2011 6:2

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    Forests occur across diverse biomes, each of which shows a specific composition of plant communities associated with the particular climate regimes. Predicted future climate change will have impacts on the vul...

    Authors: Michael Köhl, Rüdiger Hildebrandt, Konstantin Olschofksy, Raul Köhler, Thomas Rötzer, Tobias Mette, Hans Pretzsch, Margret Köthke, Matthias Dieter, Mengistu Abiy, Franz Makeschin and Bernhard Kenter

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:8

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Deforestation and forest degradation in the tropics is a major source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The tropics also harbour more than half the world's threatened species, raising the possibility t...

    Authors: Gary D Paoli, Philip L Wells, Erik Meijaard, Matthew J Struebig, Andrew J Marshall, Krystof Obidzinski, Aseng Tan, Andjar Rafiastanto, Betsy Yaap, JW Ferry Slik, Alexandra Morel, Balu Perumal, Niels Wielaard, Simon Husson and Laura D'Arcy

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:7

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  5. Content type: Research

    Globally, the loss of forests now contributes almost 20% of carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. There is an immediate need to reduce the current rates of forest loss, and the associated release of carb...

    Authors: Pontus Olofsson, Paata Torchinava, Curtis E Woodcock, Alessandro Baccini, Richard A Houghton, Mutlu Ozdogan, Feng Zhao and Xiaoyuan Yang

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    Since sugarcane areas have increased rapidly in Brazil, the contribution of the sugarcane production, and, especially, of the sugarcane harvest system to the greenhouse gas emissions of the country is an issue...

    Authors: Eduardo Barretto de Figueiredo, Alan Rodrigo Panosso, Rangel Romão and Newton La Scala Jr

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:3

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  7. Content type: Review

    The 'Copenhagen Accord' fails to deliver the political framework for a fair, ambitious and legally-binding international climate agreement beyond 2012. The current climate policy regime dynamics are insufficie...

    Authors: Michael Huettner, Annette Freibauer, Constanze Haug and Uwe Cantner

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Until recently, a lot of arable lands were abandoned in many countries of the world and, especially, in Russia, where about half a million square kilometers of arable lands were abandoned in 1961-2007. The soi...

    Authors: Olga Kalinina, Sergey V Goryachkin, Nina A Karavaeva, Dmitriy I Lyuri and Luise Giani

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2010 5:1

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    The issues surrounding 'Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation' (REDD) have become a major component of continuing negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

    Authors: Michael Obersteiner, Michael Huettner, Florian Kraxner, Ian McCallum, Kentaro Aoki, Hannes Böttcher, Steffen Fritz, Mykola Gusti, Petr Havlik, Georg Kindermann, Ewald Rametsteiner and Belinda Reyers

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:11

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  10. Content type: Research

    Following recent discussions, there is hope that a mechanism for reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) will be agreed by the Parties of the UNFCCC at their 15th meeting in Cop...

    Authors: Michael Köhl, Thomas Baldauf, Daniel Plugge and Joachim Krug

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    Although significant amounts of carbon may be stored in harvested wood products, the extraction of that carbon from the forest generally entails combustion of fossil fuels. The transport of timber from the for...

    Authors: Sean P Healey, Jock A Blackard, Todd A Morgan, Dan Loeffler, Greg Jones, Jon Songster, Jason P Brandt, Gretchen G Moisen and Larry T DeBlander

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:9

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  12. Content type: Review

    Production efficiency models (PEMs) are based on the theory of light use efficiency (LUE) which states that a relatively constant relationship exists between photosynthetic carbon uptake and radiation receipt ...

    Authors: Ian McCallum, Wolfgang Wagner, Christiane Schmullius, Anatoly Shvidenko, Michael Obersteiner, Steffen Fritz and Sten Nilsson

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:8

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  13. Content type: Research

    Negotiations on a future climate policy framework addressing Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) are ongoing. Regardless of how such a framework will be designed, many technical solutio...

    Authors: Hannes Böttcher, Katja Eisbrenner, Steffen Fritz, Georg Kindermann, Florian Kraxner, Ian McCallum and Michael Obersteiner

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:7

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  14. Content type: Research

    The Himalayan zones, with dense forest vegetation, cover a fifth part of India and store a third part of the country reserves of soil organic carbon (SOC). However, the details of altitudinal distribution of t...

    Authors: Mehraj A Sheikh, Munesh Kumar and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    The Accra climate change talks held from 21–27 August 2008 in Accra, Ghana, were part of an ongoing series of meetings leading up to the Copenhagen meeting in December 2009. During the meeting a set of options...

    Authors: Joachim Krug, Michael Koehl, Thomas Riedel, Kristin Bormann, Sebastian Rueter and Peter Elsasser

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    A mechanism for emission reductions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is very likely to be included in a future climate agreement. The choice of REDD baseline methodologies will crucially influence the...

    Authors: Michael Huettner, Rik Leemans, Kasper Kok and Johannes Ebeling

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:4

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  17. Content type: Methodology

    One controversial issue in the larger cap-and-trade debate is the proper use and certification of carbon offsets related to changes in land management. Advocates of an expanded offset supply claim that inclusi...

    Authors: Bryan K Mignone, Matthew D Hurteau, Yihsu Chen and Brent Sohngen

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:3

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  18. Content type: Review

    Mapping and monitoring carbon stocks in forested regions of the world, particularly the tropics, has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years as deforestation and forest degradation account for up t...

    Authors: Scott J Goetz, Alessandro Baccini, Nadine T Laporte, Tracy Johns, Wayne Walker, Josef Kellndorfer, Richard A Houghton and Mindy Sun

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:2

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  19. Content type: Research

    Forests can sequester carbon dioxide, thereby reducing atmospheric concentrations and slowing global warming. In the U.S., forest carbon stocks have increased as a result of regrowth following land abandonment...

    Authors: Matthew D Hurteau, Bruce A Hungate and George W Koch

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2009 4:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    The biosphere models of terrestrial productivity are essential for projecting climate change and assessing mitigation and adaptation options. Many of them have been developed in connection to the International...

    Authors: Georgii A Alexandrov and Tsuneo Matsunaga

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2008 3:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    Large spatial, seasonal and annual variability of major drivers of the carbon cycle (precipitation, temperature, fire regime and nutrient availability) are common in the Sahel region. This causes large variabi...

    Authors: Jonas Ardö, Meelis Mölder, Bashir Awad El-Tahir and Hatim Abdalla Mohammed Elkhidir

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2008 3:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    Carbon plantations are introduced in climate change policy as an option to slow the build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations. Here we present a methodology to evaluate the potential effectivene...

    Authors: Jelle G van Minnen, Bart J Strengers, Bas Eickhout, Rob J Swart and Rik Leemans

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2008 3:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    To mitigate global climate change, a portfolio of strategies will be needed to keep the atmospheric CO2 concentration below a dangerous level. Here a carbon sequestration strategy is proposed in which certain dea...

    Authors: Ning Zeng

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2008 3:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    Wildfires are an increasingly important component of the forces that drive the global carbon (C) cycle and climate change as progressive warming is expected in boreal areas. This study estimated C emissions fr...

    Authors: Zhengxi Tan, Larry L Tieszen, Zhiliang Zhu, Shuguang Liu and Stephen M Howard

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:12

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  25. Content type: Editorial

    The 50-year global CO2 record led the way in establishing a scientific fact: modern civilization is changing important properties of the global atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. The evidence on which this scienti...

    Authors: Georgii A Alexandrov, Martin Heimann, Chris D Jones and Pieter Tans

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:11

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  26. Content type: Research

    A simulation model that relies on satellite observations of vegetation cover from the Landsat 7 sensor and from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) was used to estimate net primary produc...

    Authors: Christopher Potter, Peggy Gross, Vanessa Genovese and Marie-Louise Smith

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:9

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tillage practices greatly affect carbon (C) stocks in agricultural soils. Quantification of the impacts of tillage on C stocks at a regional scale has been challenging because of the spatial heterogeneity of s...

    Authors: Zhengxi Tan, Shuguang Liu, Zhengpeng Li and Thomas R Loveland

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    Changes in the timing of phenological events may cause the annual carbon budget of deciduous forests to change. Therefore, one should take such events into account when evaluating the effects of global warming...

    Authors: Motomu Toda, Masayuki Yokozawa, Akihiro Sumida, Tsutomu Watanabe and Toshihiko Hara

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:6

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  29. Content type: Research

    Understanding the relationship between the age of a forest stand and its biomass is essential for managing the forest component of the global carbon cycle. Since biomass increases with stand age, postponing ha...

    Authors: Georgii A Alexandrov

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:4

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  30. Content type: Review

    The African continent has a large and growing role in the global carbon cycle, with potentially important climate change implications. However, the sparse observation network in and around the African continen...

    Authors: Christopher A Williams, Niall P Hanan, Jason C Neff, Robert J Scholes, Joseph A Berry, A Scott Denning and David F Baker

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    The repeated freeze-thaw events during cold season, freezing of soils in autumn and thawing in spring are typical for the tundra, boreal, and temperate soils. The thawing of soils during winter-summer transiti...

    Authors: Irina Kurganova, Robert Teepe and Norman Loftfield

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2007 2:2

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  32. Content type: Research

    Global carbon stocks in forest biomass are decreasing by 1.1 Gt of carbon annually, owing to continued deforestation and forest degradation. Deforestation emissions are partly offset by forest expansion and in...

    Authors: Georg E Kindermann, Michael Obersteiner, Ewald Rametsteiner and Ian McCallum

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2006 1:15

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