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Lövbeskogning av nedlagd åkermark – Prognos för biomassaproduktion och kolinlagring över 100 år

Zetterberg, Jonas LU (2013) MVEM30 20131
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
The forest's potential as a carbon sink and source of biofuel is an important part in the development of a roadmap for a Sweden without climate emissions by 2050. Afforestation of about 400 000 hectares
of arable land is one of several suggested measures to increase forest cover and forest growth.

Two alternatives of forest management strategies using deciduous tree species, grown continuously over more than a hundred years are suggested within this study and further compared with a spruce short rotation management strategy. Prognosis of forest growth, progress of timber stock, biomass production and development of carbon stocks were made by simulation of fictional sample plots.

This study showed that spruce grown with short... (More)
The forest's potential as a carbon sink and source of biofuel is an important part in the development of a roadmap for a Sweden without climate emissions by 2050. Afforestation of about 400 000 hectares
of arable land is one of several suggested measures to increase forest cover and forest growth.

Two alternatives of forest management strategies using deciduous tree species, grown continuously over more than a hundred years are suggested within this study and further compared with a spruce short rotation management strategy. Prognosis of forest growth, progress of timber stock, biomass production and development of carbon stocks were made by simulation of fictional sample plots.

This study showed that spruce grown with short rotation stagnated with higher mean annual growth,more biomass content and larger carbon storage than the deciduous forestry strategies. However, seen from an average over the entire time horizon, the results were higher for a forest management strategy with birch and oak. This because of excluded final felling and the content of mature forest were maintained. Thus, different type of climate benefits may be considered in the choice of forest management strategy for afforestation of arable land. (Less)
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author
Zetterberg, Jonas LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Afforestation of deciduous trees on disused arable land - Forecast for biomass production and carbon storage over 100 years
course
MVEM30 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Carbon storage, Biomass production, Afforestation, Arable land, Forest management, Deciduous trees, Birch, Oak, Spruce
language
Swedish
id
4174610
date added to LUP
2013-12-10 10:37:01
date last changed
2013-12-10 10:37:01
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  abstract     = {The forest's potential as a carbon sink and source of biofuel is an important part in the development of a roadmap for a Sweden without climate emissions by 2050. Afforestation of about 400 000 hectares
of arable land is one of several suggested measures to increase forest cover and forest growth.

Two alternatives of forest management strategies using deciduous tree species, grown continuously over more than a hundred years are suggested within this study and further compared with a spruce short rotation management strategy. Prognosis of forest growth, progress of timber stock, biomass production and development of carbon stocks were made by simulation of fictional sample plots.

This study showed that spruce grown with short rotation stagnated with higher mean annual growth,more biomass content and larger carbon storage than the deciduous forestry strategies. However, seen from an average over the entire time horizon, the results were higher for a forest management strategy with birch and oak. This because of excluded final felling and the content of mature forest were maintained. Thus, different type of climate benefits may be considered in the choice of forest management strategy for afforestation of arable land.},
  author       = {Zetterberg, Jonas},
  keyword      = {Carbon storage,Biomass production,Afforestation,Arable land,Forest management,Deciduous trees,Birch,Oak,Spruce},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lövbeskogning av nedlagd åkermark – Prognos för biomassaproduktion och kolinlagring över 100 år},
  year         = {2013},
}