Title
Carbon flux and carbon stock in a bamboo stand and their relevance for mitigating climate change Carbon flux and carbon stock in a bamboo stand and their relevance for mitigating climate change
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Biology
Source (journal)
Bamboo Science & Culture
Volume/pages
24(2011) :1 , p. 1-6
ISSN
1535-7635
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
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.
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