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Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management, and Policy

Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management, and Policy

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Cambridge University Press, 1/28/2013
EAN 9781107648357, ISBN10: 1107648351

Paperback, 586 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

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.

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. César 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.