Carbon flux and carbon stock in a bamboo stand and their relevance for mitigating climate changeCarbon flux and carbon stock in a bamboo stand and their relevance for mitigating climate change
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Environmental Ecology & Microbiology (ENdEMIC)
Bamboo Science & Culture
24(2011):1, p. 1-6
University of Antwerp
In this report we describe the basics of biological carbon fixation in bamboo forests. Confusing carbon stock with carbon flux has led to false expectations on the significance of bamboo forests as carbon sinks. Furthermore, misunderstandings about the growth of bamboo culms can lead to highly exaggerated expectations on the productivity of bamboo.