Land Use and the Carbon Cycle

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Land Use and the Carbon Cycle

By Daniel G. Brown

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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.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Geology -> Mineralogy

Land Use and the Carbon Cycle
Advances in Integrated Science, Management, and Policy
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1/28/13
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139610198
ISBN 13: 9781139610193
Print ISBN: 9781107011243

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