Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA

Managing Pinus elliotii forests for timber production and/or carbon sequestration is a common management objective, but can negatively affect water yield due to high losses from evapotranspiration. Thus, understanding the trade-offs and potential synergies among multiple ecosystem goods services, as...

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Autores Principales: Cademus, Ronald, Escobedo, Francisco, McLaughlin, Daniel, Abd-Elrahman, Amr
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Publicado: MDPI journals 2014
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27039
https://doi.org/10.3390/f5061409
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spelling ir-10336-270392021-01-21T08:03:58Z Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA Análisis de compensaciones, sinergias e impulsores entre la producción de madera, el secuestro de carbono y la producción de agua en los bosques de Pinus elliotii en el sureste de EE. UU. Cademus, Ronald Escobedo, Francisco McLaughlin, Daniel Abd-Elrahman, Amr Ecosystem services and goods Ecosystem service interactions Forest management Florida Forest inventory and analysis Managing Pinus elliotii forests for timber production and/or carbon sequestration is a common management objective, but can negatively affect water yield due to high losses from evapotranspiration. Thus, understanding the trade-offs and potential synergies among multiple ecosystem goods services, as well as the drivers influencing these interactions, can help identify effective forest management practices. We used available data from 377 permanent plots from the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program for 2002–2011, and a forest water yield model to quantify provision levels and spatial distribution and patterns of carbon sequestration, timber volume and water yield for Pinus elliotii ecosystems in North Florida, USA. A ranking-classification framework and statistical analyses were used to better understand the interactions among ecosystem services and the effect of biophysical drivers on ecosystem service bundles. Results indicate that increased biomass reduced water yield but this trade-off varied across space. Specific synergies, or acceptable provision levels, among carbon sequestration, timber volume and water yield were identified and mapped. Additionally, stand age, silvicultural treatment, and site quality significantly affected the provision level of, and interactions among, the three ecosystem goods and services. The framework developed in this study can be used to assess, map, and manage subtropical forests for optimal provisio n of ecosystem services 2014-01-01 2020-08-19T14:40:50Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 1999-4907 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27039 https://doi.org/10.3390/f5061409 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf MDPI journals Forests
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Ecosystem services and goods
Ecosystem service interactions
Forest management
Florida
Forest inventory and analysis
spellingShingle Ecosystem services and goods
Ecosystem service interactions
Forest management
Florida
Forest inventory and analysis
Cademus, Ronald
Escobedo, Francisco
McLaughlin, Daniel
Abd-Elrahman, Amr
Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
description Managing Pinus elliotii forests for timber production and/or carbon sequestration is a common management objective, but can negatively affect water yield due to high losses from evapotranspiration. Thus, understanding the trade-offs and potential synergies among multiple ecosystem goods services, as well as the drivers influencing these interactions, can help identify effective forest management practices. We used available data from 377 permanent plots from the USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program for 2002–2011, and a forest water yield model to quantify provision levels and spatial distribution and patterns of carbon sequestration, timber volume and water yield for Pinus elliotii ecosystems in North Florida, USA. A ranking-classification framework and statistical analyses were used to better understand the interactions among ecosystem services and the effect of biophysical drivers on ecosystem service bundles. Results indicate that increased biomass reduced water yield but this trade-off varied across space. Specific synergies, or acceptable provision levels, among carbon sequestration, timber volume and water yield were identified and mapped. Additionally, stand age, silvicultural treatment, and site quality significantly affected the provision level of, and interactions among, the three ecosystem goods and services. The framework developed in this study can be used to assess, map, and manage subtropical forests for optimal provisio n of ecosystem services
format Artículo (Article)
author Cademus, Ronald
Escobedo, Francisco
McLaughlin, Daniel
Abd-Elrahman, Amr
author_facet Cademus, Ronald
Escobedo, Francisco
McLaughlin, Daniel
Abd-Elrahman, Amr
author_sort Cademus, Ronald
title Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
title_short Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
title_full Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
title_fullStr Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
title_full_unstemmed Analyzing Trade-Offs, Synergies, and Drivers among Timber Production, Carbon Sequestration, and Water Yield in Pinus elliotii Forests in Southeastern USA
title_sort analyzing trade-offs, synergies, and drivers among timber production, carbon sequestration, and water yield in pinus elliotii forests in southeastern usa
publisher MDPI journals
publishDate 2014
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