Land use and the carbon cycle : advances in integrated science, management, and policy
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
- Physical description
- xxvi, 564 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; cm.
QH344 .L36 2013
- Unknown QH344 .L36 2013
- Brown, Daniel G.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface Tony Janetos and Chris Field-- Part I. Introduction: 1. Linking land use and the carbon cycle Derek T. Robinson, Daniel G. Brown, Nancy H. F. French and Bradley C. Reed-- 2. An introduction to carbon cycle science Galina Churkina-- 3. The contribution of land-use and land-use change to the carbon cycle R. A. Houghton-- 4. An economic analysis of the effect of land use on terrestrial carbon storage Robert Mendelsohn-- Part II. Measurement and Modeling: 5. Remote sensing for mapping and modeling land-based carbon flux and storage Nancy H. F. French, Laura. L. Bourgeau-Chavez, Michael J. Falkowski, Scott Goetz, Liza K. Jenkins, Richard B. Powell, Philip Camill and Collin S. Roesler-- 6. Identifying geographical sources and sinks of carbon from atmospheric observations A. M. Michalak-- 7. Overview of current limitations, challenges, and solutions to integrating carbon dynamics with land-use models Tom P. Evans, Mikaela Schmitt-Harsh and Derek T. Robinson-- 8. Modeling for integrating science and management Virginia H. Dale and Keith L. Kline-- Part III. Integrated Science and Research Applications: 9. Carbon emissions from land-use change: model estimates using three different datasets Atul Jain, Prasanth Meiyappan and Tosha Richardson-- 10. A system to integrate multi-scaled data sources for improving terrestrial carbon balance estimates Jordan Golinkoff and Steve Running-- 11. Simulating biogeochemical impacts of historical land-use changes in the U.S. Great Plains from 1870 to 2003 William J. Parton, Myron P. Gutmann, Melannie D. Hartman, Emily R. Merchant, Susan M. Lutz and Stephen J. DelGrosso-- 12. Carbon signatures of development patterns along a gradient of urbanization Marina Alberti and Lucy Hutyra-- Part IV. Land Policy, Management, and the Carbon Cycle: 13. Managing carbon: ecological limits and constraints R. Cesar Izaurralde, Wilfred M. Post and Tristram O. West-- 14. Effects of wildland fire management on carbon stores Matthew D. Hurteau-- 15. Soil carbon dynamics in agricultural systems Cynthia A. Cambardella and Jerry L. Hatfield-- 16. U.S. policies and greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture Carol Adaire Jones, Cynthia J. Nickerson and Nancy Cavallaro-- 17. Opportunities and challenges for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions with forests Sandra Brown and Timothy Pearson-- 18. Opportunities and challenges for carbon management on U.S. public lands Lisa Dilling, Richard Birdsey and Yude Pan-- 19. Design and planning of residential landscapes to manage the carbon cycle: invention and variation in land use and land cover Lauren Lesch Marshall and Joan I. Nassauer-- Part V. Synthesis and Future Directions: 20. Forests, carbon, and the global environment: new directions in research David L. Skole, Jay Samek, Michael Smalligan, Walter Chomentowski and Oscar Castaneda-- 21. Carbon cycle sustainability and land use Dennis Ojima, Josep G. Canadell, Richard Conant, Christine Negra and Petra Tschakert-- 22. Synthesis, lessons, and what the future holds Daniel G. Brown, Nancy H. F. French, Bradley C. Reed and Derek T. Robinson.
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- Publisher's Summary
- As governments and institutions work to ameliorate the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on global climate, there is an increasing need to understand how land-use and land-cover change is coupled to the carbon cycle, and how land management can be used to mitigate their effects. This book brings an interdisciplinary team of fifty-eight international researchers to share their novel approaches, concepts, theories and knowledge on land use and the carbon cycle. It discusses contemporary theories and approaches combined with state-of-the-art technologies. The central theme is that land use and land management are tightly integrated with the carbon cycle and it is necessary to study these processes as a single natural-human system to improve carbon accounting and mitigate climate change. The book is an invaluable resource for advanced students, researchers, land-use planners and policy makers in natural resources, geography, forestry, agricultural science, ecology, atmospheric science and environmental economics.
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