Articles | Volume 13, issue 22
Research article
23 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 23 Nov 2016

Quantifying the relative importance of greenhouse gas emissions from current and future savanna land use change across northern Australia

Mila Bristow, Lindsay B. Hutley, Jason Beringer, Stephen J. Livesley, Andrew C. Edwards, and Stefan K. Arndt


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (08 Sep 2016) by Brian Amiro
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Sep 2016) by Brian Amiro
Short summary
Northern Australian savanna landscapes are a region earmarked for potential agricultural expansion. Greenhouse gas emissions from savanna land use change were quantified to determine the relative impact of increased rates of deforestation on Australia's national greenhouse gas accounts. Emissions from historic rates of deforestation were similar to savanna burning, but expanded clearing across northern Australia could add 3 % to Australia’s national greenhouse gas emissions.
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