Carbon Inventory Methods: Handbook For Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation And Roundwood Production Projects: Handboo by N.H. RavindranathCarbon Inventory Methods: Handbook For Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation And Roundwood Production Projects: Handboo by N.H. Ravindranath

Carbon Inventory Methods: Handbook For Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation And Roundwood…

byN.H. Ravindranath, Madelene Ostwald

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Global awareness of environmental issues has increased on an unprecedented scale. Deforestation, land degradation, desertification, loss of biodiversity, global warming and climate change are some of the environmental issues linked directly to t- restrial ecosystems, both natural and human-managed. Forests, grasslands and c- plands constitute over 63% of the global land area. Terrestrial ecosystems play a critical role in the global carbon cycle. Global rise in demand for food, fodder, fuel and roundwood is increasing the pressure on land-use systems, and conservation and sustainable development of land-use systems are critical for meeting those demands sustainably and stabilizing CO concentration in the atmosphere to miti- 2 gate global climate change. My interest in carbon flows in forest ecosystems was initiated about 15 years ago with the global concern about the contribution of the growing CO emissions 2 to climate change. My first paper about carbon flows was published in 1996 in Climatic Change; since then my interest and the global interest have only increased (R).
Title:Carbon Inventory Methods: Handbook For Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Carbon Mitigation And Roundwood…Format:HardcoverDimensions:306 pagesPublished:November 30, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

From the Contents 1 Introduction.- 2. Global Carbon Cycle, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Mitigation.- 3 Categories of Activities, Programmes and Projects Requiring Carbon Inventory.- 4 Carbon Pools and Measurement Frequency for Carbon Inventory.- 5 Carbon Inventory in Project Development, Implementation and Monitoring Phases.- 6 Methodological Issues in Land-Based Projects.- 7 Carbon Inventory Under Baseline and Project Scenarios.- 8 Project Area and Boundary Estimation.- 9 Generic Methods for Inventory of Carbon Pools.- 10. Methods for Estimating Above-Ground Biomass.- 11 Methods for Below-Ground Biomass.- 12 Methods for Dead Organic Matter; Deadwood and Litter.- 13 Methods for Estimating Soil Organic Carbon.- 14 Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Terrestrial Carbon Inventory.- 15 Modelling for Estimation and Projection of Carbon Stocks in Land-Use Systems.- 16 Carbon Inventory Methods for National Greenhouse Gas Inventory.- 17 Estimation of Carbon Stocks and Changes and Data Sources.- Chapter 18 Uncertainty in Carbon Inventory.- 19 Implications of Climate Change for Carbon Stocks and Inventory.

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From the reviews:"The format of the book makes for easy reading and understanding and is excellent for forest management, climate change mitigation, and environmental scientists . . To be precise, Ravindranath, N. H. and Madelene Ostwald's book is therefore outstanding. In my opinion, their book will soon become a 'must in the field. The expertise of the authors coupled with an excellent organization and objective presentation of material will certainly make this book a great success among students, teachers, and researchers." (Current Engineering Practice, 2008)