The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks

"There are few field-based, empirical studies quantifying the effect of invasive trees and palms and maintenance-related carbon emissions on changes in urban forest carbon stocks. We estimated carbon (C) stock changes and tree maintenance-related C emissions in a subtropical urban forest by re-...

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Autores Principales: Horn, Josh, Escobedo, Francisco J., Hinkle, Ross, Hostetler, Mark, Timilsina, Nilesh
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Publicado: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2015
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27098
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0400-1
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spelling ir-10336-270982020-08-19T14:46:42Z The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks El papel de las emisiones de composición, invasoras y de mantenimiento en las reservas de carbono de los bosques urbanos Horn, Josh Escobedo, Francisco J. Hinkle, Ross Hostetler, Mark Timilsina, Nilesh Carbon accounting Climate action planning Ecosystem services Ecosystem disservices Carbon offsets Carbon storage "There are few field-based, empirical studies quantifying the effect of invasive trees and palms and maintenance-related carbon emissions on changes in urban forest carbon stocks. We estimated carbon (C) stock changes and tree maintenance-related C emissions in a subtropical urban forest by re-measuring a subsample of residential permanent plots during 2009 and 2011, using regional allometric biomass equations, and surveying residential homeowners near Orlando, FL, USA. The effect of native, non-native, invasive tree species and palms on C stocks and sequestration was also quantified. Findings show 17.8 tC/ha in stocks and 1.2 tC/ha/year of net sequestration. The most important species both by frequency of C stocks and sequestration were Quercus laurifolia Michx. and Quercus virginiana Mill., accounting for 20 % of all the trees measured; 60 % of carbon stocks and over 75 % of net C sequestration. Palms contributed to less than 1 % of the total C stocks. Natives comprised two-thirds of the tree population and sequestered 90 % of all C, while invasive trees and palms accounted for 5 % of net C sequestration. Overall, invasive and exotic trees had a limited contribution to total C stocks and sequestration. Annual tree-related maintenance C emissions were 0.1 % of total gross C sequestration. Plot-level tree, palm, and litter cover were correlated to C stocks and net sequestration. Findings can be used to complement existing urban forest C offset accounting and monitoring protocols and to better understand the role of invasive woody plants on urban ecosystem service provision." 2015-02-01 2020-08-19T14:40:59Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 0364-152X EISSN: 1432-1009 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27098 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0400-1 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf Springer Nature Switzerland AG Environmental Management
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Carbon accounting
Climate action planning
Ecosystem services
Ecosystem disservices
Carbon offsets
Carbon storage
spellingShingle Carbon accounting
Climate action planning
Ecosystem services
Ecosystem disservices
Carbon offsets
Carbon storage
Horn, Josh
Escobedo, Francisco J.
Hinkle, Ross
Hostetler, Mark
Timilsina, Nilesh
The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
description "There are few field-based, empirical studies quantifying the effect of invasive trees and palms and maintenance-related carbon emissions on changes in urban forest carbon stocks. We estimated carbon (C) stock changes and tree maintenance-related C emissions in a subtropical urban forest by re-measuring a subsample of residential permanent plots during 2009 and 2011, using regional allometric biomass equations, and surveying residential homeowners near Orlando, FL, USA. The effect of native, non-native, invasive tree species and palms on C stocks and sequestration was also quantified. Findings show 17.8 tC/ha in stocks and 1.2 tC/ha/year of net sequestration. The most important species both by frequency of C stocks and sequestration were Quercus laurifolia Michx. and Quercus virginiana Mill., accounting for 20 % of all the trees measured; 60 % of carbon stocks and over 75 % of net C sequestration. Palms contributed to less than 1 % of the total C stocks. Natives comprised two-thirds of the tree population and sequestered 90 % of all C, while invasive trees and palms accounted for 5 % of net C sequestration. Overall, invasive and exotic trees had a limited contribution to total C stocks and sequestration. Annual tree-related maintenance C emissions were 0.1 % of total gross C sequestration. Plot-level tree, palm, and litter cover were correlated to C stocks and net sequestration. Findings can be used to complement existing urban forest C offset accounting and monitoring protocols and to better understand the role of invasive woody plants on urban ecosystem service provision."
format Artículo (Article)
author Horn, Josh
Escobedo, Francisco J.
Hinkle, Ross
Hostetler, Mark
Timilsina, Nilesh
author_facet Horn, Josh
Escobedo, Francisco J.
Hinkle, Ross
Hostetler, Mark
Timilsina, Nilesh
author_sort Horn, Josh
title The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
title_short The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
title_full The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
title_fullStr The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
title_full_unstemmed The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks
title_sort role of composition, invasives, and maintenance emissions on urban forest carbon stocks
publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
publishDate 2015
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/27098
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0400-1
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