Carbon Dynamics in Chronosequence of Boreal Forest Ecosystems: a Production Ecological Approach
Principal Investigator: Osawa, Akira (26)
Licence Number: 13521
Organization: Ryukoku University
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Issued: Aug 01, 2003
Project Team: Nahoko Kur

Objective(s): The possibility of climate warming demands detailed analysis of the carbon budget in boreal forest ecosystems, which may be among world's major carbon sinks. The research team will examine the carbon dynamics of jack pine forests in Wood Buffalo National Park through 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 heterotrophic soil respiration.