Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems: by P. K. Ramachandran Nair (auth.), B. Mohan Kumar, P. K.

By P. K. Ramachandran Nair (auth.), B. Mohan Kumar, P. K. Ramachandran Nair (eds.)

This multi-authored quantity comprises peer-reviewed chapters from the world’s prime researchers and execs during this subject. it's a compendium of unique examine articles, case reports, and neighborhood overviews and summarizes the present country of information on carbon sequestration power of agroforestry structures. the most speculation of the ebook is that the farmers because time immemorial have built-in an array of tree and crop species of their land use structures as a method to accomplish greater productiveness, hazard avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability. those multispecies creation platforms additionally effect the surroundings tactics favorably. but, our figuring out of the variety attributes and carbon dynamics less than agroforestry isn't really enough. even if carbon sequestration is a focal topic of debate in such a lot agroforestry and weather meetings, courses on carbon sequestration in agroforestry are scattered. This ebook, with sixteen chapters geared up into 3 large sections titled: size and Estimation, Agrobiodiversity and Tree administration, and coverage and Socioeconomic features, signify a move element of the possibilities and demanding situations in present examine and rising matters in harnessing carbon sequestration power of agroforestry platforms. The booklet is exclusive in its specific and international insurance of the topic, and constitutes a invaluable reference fabric for college students and researchers within the box of agroforestry and weather switch mitigation.

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3). 73 White spruced 186 a This analysis used published data for the United States and Canada as reported in Table 2. If not given, we assumed 50% C in the above- and below-ground biomass to estimate C stocks b Harvest age of 50 year was assumed for riparian buffers.  3 Fine root biomass of trees, grasses, and crops in a riparian-row crop continuum in Central Iowa, USA (Source: Tufekcioglu et al. 1999. ) sized roots in the surface soil and throughout the 165 cm soil profile. Coarse and medium roots of poplar trees in the riparian zone extended beyond 165 cm depth while no crop roots were found below 125 cm.

2010) As above Peichl et al. (2006) Rhoades et al. (1998) Udawatta et al. P. Udawatta and S.  2 Litter and root carbon distributions in a riparian system with trees, grass, and crops in Iowa, USA (Source: Tufekcioglu et al. 2003.  2). ) and soybean [Glycine max L. 3 Mg ha–1 above-ground C, respectively. Giese et al. 5 Mg ha–1 in 2, 8, and 12 year-old buffers, respectively in South Carolina (Table 2). The total amount of C (including roots, herbs, and shrubs) stored in the mature riparian forest buffer in this study was four times that of the younger stands.

Therefore, if true replicates are not used, the treatments cannot be statistically compared. While the results from such studies may still be valid, statistical comparisons between treatments may be invalid and the treatments cannot be declared as statistically different or not. While this is unquestionable in the statistical sense, the concept of replication needs to be taken into consideration in these discussions. For example, C stock is estimated based on samples drawn from existing field plots rather than replicated field experiments as in many ecological studies where pre-existing conditions are used for research.

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