Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 13, 375–388, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-375-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 375–388, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-375-2016
Research article
19 Jan 2016
Research article | 19 Jan 2016

The relative contributions of forest growth and areal expansion to forest biomass carbon

P. Li et al.

Related authors

Increasing soil carbon stocks in eight permanent forest plots in China
Jianxiao Zhu, Chuankuan Wang, Zhang Zhou, Guoyi Zhou, Xueyang Hu, Lai Jiang, Yide Li, Guohua Liu, Chengjun Ji, Shuqing Zhao, Peng Li, Jiangling Zhu, Zhiyao Tang, Chengyang Zheng, Richard A. Birdsey, Yude Pan, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences, 17, 715–726, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-715-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-715-2020, 2020
Short summary
Growth responses of trees and understory plants to nitrogen fertilization in a subtropical forest in China
Di Tian, Peng Li, Wenjing Fang, Jun Xu, Yongkai Luo, Zhengbing Yan, Biao Zhu, Jingjing Wang, Xiaoniu Xu, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences, 14, 3461–3469, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3461-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3461-2017, 2017
Short summary

Related subject area

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Terrestrial
Updated estimation of forest biomass carbon pools in China, 1977–2018
Chen Yang, Yue Shi, Wenjuan Sun, Jiangling Zhu, Chengjun Ji, Yuhao Feng, Suhui Ma, Zhaodi Guo, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences, 19, 2989–2999, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2989-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2989-2022, 2022
Short summary
Estimating dry biomass and plant nitrogen concentration in pre-Alpine grasslands with low-cost UAS-borne multispectral data – a comparison of sensors, algorithms, and predictor sets
Anne Schucknecht, Bumsuk Seo, Alexander Krämer, Sarah Asam, Clement Atzberger, and Ralf Kiese
Biogeosciences, 19, 2699–2727, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2699-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2699-2022, 2022
Short summary
Fire in lichen-rich subarctic tundra changes carbon and nitrogen cycling between ecosystem compartments but has minor effects on stocks
Ramona J. Heim, Andrey Yurtaev, Anna Bucharova, Wieland Heim, Valeriya Kutskir, Klaus-Holger Knorr, Christian Lampei, Alexandr Pechkin, Dora Schilling, Farid Sulkarnaev, and Norbert Hölzel
Biogeosciences, 19, 2729–2740, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022, 2022
Short summary
Mass concentration measurements of autumn bioaerosol using low-cost sensors in a mature temperate woodland free-air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) experiment: investigating the role of meteorology and carbon dioxide levels
Aileen B. Baird, Edward J. Bannister, A. Robert MacKenzie, and Francis D. Pope
Biogeosciences, 19, 2653–2669, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2653-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2653-2022, 2022
Short summary
Phosphorus stress strongly reduced plant physiological activity, but only temporarily, in a mesocosm experiment with Zea mays colonized by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Melanie S. Verlinden, Hamada AbdElgawad, Arne Ven, Lore T. Verryckt, Sebastian Wieneke, Ivan A. Janssens, and Sara Vicca
Biogeosciences, 19, 2353–2364, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2353-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2353-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Birdsey, R., Pregitzer, K., and Lucier, A.: Forest carbon management in the United States, J. Environ. Qual., 35, 1461–1469, 2006.
Bonan, G. B.: Forests and climate change: forcings, feedbacks, and the climate benefits of forests, Science, 320, 1444–1449, 2008.
Brown, S. L. and Schroeder, P. E.: Spatial patterns of aboveground production and mortality of woody biomass for eastern U.S. forests, Ecol. Appl., 9, 968–980, 1999.
Brown, S. L., Sathaye, J., Cannell, M., and Kauppi, P.: Mitigation of carbon emissions to the atmosphere by forest management, Commonw. For. Rev., 75, 80–91, 1996.
Brown, S. L., Schroeder, P., and Birdsey, R.: Aboveground biomass distribution of US eastern hardwood forests and the use of large trees as an indicator of forest development, For. Ecol. Manag., 96, 37–47, 1997.
Download
Short summary
Our findings suggest that the mechanisms underlying the carbon sinks for natural and planted forests of China differ markedly with various effects from areal expansion and increase in carbon density. The increasing trend in the relative contribution of forest growth to carbon sinks for planted forests highlights that afforestation will continue to increase the carbon sink of China's forests in the future, subject to persistently increasing forest growth after the establishment of plantations.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint