Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 14, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 14, 2387–2405, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2387-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 14, 2387–2405, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2387-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 May 2017

Research article | 11 May 2017

The European forest sector: past and future carbon budget and fluxes under different management scenarios

Roberto Pilli et al.

Related authors

European anthropogenic AFOLU greenhouse gas emissions: a review and benchmark data
Ana Maria Roxana Petrescu, Glen P. Peters, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Philippe Ciais, Francesco N. Tubiello, Giacomo Grassi, Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Adrian Leip, Gema Carmona-Garcia, Wilfried Winiwarter, Lena Höglund-Isaksson, Dirk Günther, Efisio Solazzo, Anja Kiesow, Ana Bastos, Julia Pongratz, Julia E. M. S. Nabel, Giulia Conchedda, Roberto Pilli, Robbie M. Andrew, Mart-Jan Schelhaas, and Albertus J. Dolman
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 961–1001, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-961-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-961-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Terrestrial
Response of carbon and water fluxes to meteorological and phenological variability in two eastern North American forests of similar age but contrasting species composition – a multiyear comparison
Eric R. Beamesderfer, M. Altaf Arain, Myroslava Khomik, Jason J. Brodeur, and Brandon M. Burns
Biogeosciences, 17, 3563–3587, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3563-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3563-2020, 2020
Short summary
Drought resistance increases from the individual to the ecosystem level in highly diverse Neotropical rainforest: a meta-analysis of leaf, tree and ecosystem responses to drought
Thomas Janssen, Katrin Fleischer, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Kim Naudts, and Han Dolman
Biogeosciences, 17, 2621–2645, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2621-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2621-2020, 2020
Short summary
Soils from cold and snowy temperate deciduous forests release more nitrogen and phosphorus after soil freeze-thaw cycles than soils from warmer, snow-poor conditions
Juergen Kreyling, Rhena Schumann, and Robert Weigel
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-134,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-134, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
An analysis of forest biomass sampling strategies across scales
Jessica Hetzer, Andreas Huth, Thorsten Wiegand, Hans Jürgen Dobner, and Rico Fischer
Biogeosciences, 17, 1673–1683, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1673-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1673-2020, 2020
Short summary
Comparing stability in random forest models to map Northern Great Plains plant communities in pastures occupied by prairie dogs using Pleiades imagery
Jameson R. Brennan, Patricia S. Johnson, and Niall P. Hanan
Biogeosciences, 17, 1281–1292, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1281-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1281-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Alkama, R. and Cescatti, A.: Biophysical climate impacts of recent changes in global forest cover, Science, 351, 600–604, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aac8083, 2016.
Bellassen, V. and Luyssaert, S.: Managing forests in uncertain times, Nature, 506, 153–155, https://doi.org/10.1038/506153a, 2014.
Blujdea, V., Abad-Vinas, R., Federici, S., and Grassi, G.: The EU greenhouse gas inventory for LULUCF sector: I. Overview and comparative analysis of methods used by EU member states, Carbon Management, 6, 247–259, https://doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2016.1151504, 2015.
Böttcher, H., Verkerk, P. J., Mykola, G., Havlik, P., and Grassi, G.: Projection of the future EU forest CO2 sink as affected by recent bioenergy policies using two advanced forest management models, GCB Bioenergy, 4, 773–783, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01152.x, 2012.
Boudewyn, P., Song, X., Magnussen, S., and Gillis, M. D.: Model-based, Volume-to-Biomass Conversion for Forested and Vegetated Land in Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, Canada, Inf. Rep. BC-X-411, 2007.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
We modeled, for 26 European countries, the C budget and fluxes of the main forest pools from 2000 to 2030 under different management scenarios. Our findings show an incipient aging process for the existing forests, but specific conditions, such as the harvest rate and the current age structure, may have different impacts on the country-specific evolution of biomass stock. This provides a useful framework for more detailed analyses of the mitigation potential of the forest sector.
We modeled, for 26 European countries, the C budget and fluxes of the main forest pools from...
Citation
Final-revised paper
Preprint