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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Wood Use and Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration in Community Forestry in Sierra Juárez, Mexico
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Greenhouse effect
Information
Abstract
orest managers and policy-makers are being encouraged to incorporate carbon sequestration as a criterion for decision-making. This is a great challenge for small-scale forestry where the conspicuous lack of practical knowledge available for managers prevents the implementation of criteria to promote carbon sequestration. The carbon simulation model CO2FIX combined with local data could provide valuable information for C sequestration in these small-scale forestry systems. The research reported here focuses on community forestry located in the Juarez Mountain Range (Oaxaca State, Mexico), and analyzes the influences of forest management and wood-use (20 scenarios based on five forest management plans and four wood-use strategies) on the changes of C stock (biomass C, soil organic C, products C and fuelwood C) over time. The comparison of the whole stocks to reference results show that group-selection, based on an uneven-aged forest management system involving small patches, has only about half the C benefit relative to clear-cutting harvesting. A forest management strategy focused on oak logwood has a lower C benefit (70 %), and a forest management strategy focused on oak fuelwood has a higher C benefit (120 %) relative to the average of the studied wood-use strategies. Thus, in the study area forest managers and policy-makers who wish to mitigate climate change should increase the rotation period from 40 to 50 years in clear-cutting areas, continue with 40 years in group-selection areas, and promote the use of oak for bioenergy.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Small-Scale Forestry
ISBN
1873-7617
Impact factor JCR
0,922
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
accepted
10.1007/s11842-016-9325-2
Journal number
From page
1
To page
18
Month
FEBRERO
Ranking
Q3
Participants
  • Autor: Sergio Alvarez Gallego (UPM)
  • Autor: Agustin Rubio Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Calidad de Suelos y Aplicaciones medioambientales
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Morfología del Terreno
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
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