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Title
Response and potential of agroforestry crops under global change
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Abstract
The use of agroforestry crops is a promising tool for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration through fossil fuel substitution. In particular, plantations characterised by high yields such as short rotation forestry (SRF) are becoming popular worldwide for biomass production and their role acknowledged in the Kyoto Protocol. While their contribution to climate change mitigation is being investigated, the impact of climate change itself on growth and productivity of these plantations needs particular attention, since their management might need to be modified accordingly. Besides the benefits deriving from the establishment of millions of hectares of these plantations, there is a risk of increased release into the atmosphere of volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted in large amounts by most of the species commonly used. These hydrocarbons are known to play a crucial role in tropospheric ozone formation. This might represent a negative feedback, especially in regions already characterized by elevated ozone level. Growth and management of agroforestry plantations will be influenced by climate change.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental pollution. - London
Publication
London : 2010
ISSN
0269-7491
Volume/pages
158:4(2010), p. 1095-1104
ISI
000276382400020
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 13.07.2017
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