Who might find this tool useful, where can they find it, and what can they use it for?
How much ecosystem carbon is there when land uses are changing?
When land uses are not changing, ecosystem carbon can be computed by multiplying area with carbon density. But how can we calculate ecosystem carbon in dynamic landscapes where there are changes not only in land use, but also in carbon densities due to a legacy of past uses?
- Define land-use classes
- Predict future land-use changes
- Set carbon equilibrium densities (e.g. tons per hectare)
- Input transition speeds based on local or global data
- Include uncertainty
Use CarboScen to compute future ecosystem carbon for a simulated land-use scenario
Follow the screencast tutorials below to learn how to use CarboScen.
What the average user needs to understand about CarboScen’s file structure, and how they can find results.
Learn how to set values on transition speed of carbon density, and to what extent the academic paper on the tool in the journal Ecography can be used as a guide.