Carbon dynamics in chronosequence of boreal forest ecosystems: a production ecological approach
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira (25)
Licence Number: 13346
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Issued: Jul 08, 2002
Project Team: Nahoko Kur

Objective(s): The possibility of climate warming demands a detailed analysis of carbon budgets in boreal forest ecosystems, that may be the major site of carbon sinks. The research will examine the carbon dynamics of jack pine forests in Wood Buffalo National Park by the use of a production ecological method applied to chronosequence of even-aged stands. The purpose is to present patterns of carbon dynamics by measuring biomass increment, amount of litter, and heterotropic soil respiration.