Carbon uptake and water use of vegetation

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Show simple item record Macinnis-Ng, CM Eamus, D 2012-02-02T11:12:34Z 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation 2009, pp. 1 - 15
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9806611-4-9
dc.identifier.other R2 en_US
dc.description.abstract Accumulation and storage of carbon in trees is one method of sequestration which may help offset increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations. However, for every molecule of CO2 absorbed by a leaf, up to a thousand molecules of water are released as transpiration, water that has moved out of the soil into the atmosphere. Therefore, simply planting more trees to absorb more CO2 is not as risk-free as may originally be thought, especially in the dry continent that is Australia. The location for planting trees is also an important factor when considering their impact on water supplies. Trees use more water than grasses and shrubs and the productivity of trees is strongly influenced by water availability. Sites with more rainfall have faster rates of carbon accumulation and store more carbon. Whether trees should be planted in groundwater discharge zones or recharge zones is an important consideration when planting trees. Water use of a stand of trees changes as it ages. The period of greatest water use coincides with the period of most rapid carbon accumulation.Water is a scarce resource in Australia so any climate mitigation schemes involving reforestation must also consider the environmental, social and economic cost of water used by the new plantation
dc.publisher Land & Water Australia
dc.title Carbon uptake and water use of vegetation
dc.type Report
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Canberra, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 15 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0502 Environmental Science and Management
dc.personcode 000006
dc.personcode 980151
dc.percentage 100 en_US Environmental Science and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Climate change C uptake
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - C3
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of the Environment (ID: 344)

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