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CO2FIX V 3.1 – A modelling framework for quantifying carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems

CO2FIX V 3.1 – A modelling framework for quantifying carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems

This report describes the conceptual approach of the CO2FIX V 3.1 model, as well as its implementation and numerous examples. This stand level simulation model is a tool which quantifies the C stocks and fluxes in the forest biomass, the soil organic matter and the wood products chain. Included are also a bioenergy module, a financial module and a carbon accounting module. The model is applicable to many different situations: afforestation projects, agroforestry systems, and selective logging systems. The model is freely available from the web, together with numerous examples.

Authors: Schelhaas, M.J.; van Esch, P.W.; Groen, T.A.; de Jong, B.H.J.; Kanninen, M.; Liski, J.; Masera, O.; Mohren, G.M.J.; Nabuurs, G.J.; Palosuo, T.; Pedroni, L.; Vallejo, A.; Vilen, T.

Topic: handbooks,computer software,carbon sequestration,afforestation,agroforestry,Kyoto Protocol,clean development mechanism,forest management,simulation models,bioenergy

Series: ALTERRA Rapport no. 1068

Pages: 122p.

Publisher: ALTERRA, Wageningen, Netherlands

Publication Year: 2004

ISBN: 1566-7197

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