Effects of Land-Use Change on the Carbon Balance of Terrestrial Ecosystems

  1. Ruth S. Defries,
  2. Gregory P. Asner and
  3. Richard A. Houghton
  1. R.A. Houghton1 and
  2. C.L. Goodale2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/153GM08

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

Ecosystems and Land Use Change

How to Cite

Houghton, R.A. and Goodale, C.L. (2004) Effects of Land-Use Change on the Carbon Balance of Terrestrial Ecosystems, in Ecosystems and Land Use Change (eds R. S. Defries, G. P. Asner and R. A. Houghton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/153GM08

Author Information

  1. 1

    Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904184

Online ISBN: 9781118665985

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Keywords:

  • Land use—Decision making—Case studies;
  • Environmental degradation—Case studies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Uncertainties in Carbon Stocks that Apply to All Types of Land-Use Change

  • Effects of Land-Use Change on Carbon Stocks

  • The Importance of Land-Use Change in the Global Carbon Cycle

  • Conclusions