The net ecosystem carbon exchange of human-modified environments in the Australian Capital Region

Porfirio, Luciana Laura, Steffen, Will, Barrett, Damian J. and Berry, Sandra L. (2010) The net ecosystem carbon exchange of human-modified environments in the Australian Capital Region. Regional Environmental Change, 10 1: 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10113-008-0081-5


Author Porfirio, Luciana Laura
Steffen, Will
Barrett, Damian J.
Berry, Sandra L.
Title The net ecosystem carbon exchange of human-modified environments in the Australian Capital Region
Journal name Regional Environmental Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1436-378X
1436-3798
Publication date 2010-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10113-008-0081-5
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Editor Wolfgang Cramer
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 0502 Environmental Science and Management
C1
Formatted abstract
As part of a larger study to quantify and map ecosystem services in southeast Australia, we estimated carbon stored in biomass and soils and the net ecosystem carbon exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere in the Australian Capital Region (ACR). Our aim was to understand and quantify how different human-modified landscapes provide an essential ecosystem service: the exchange and storage of carbon in the landscape. Using a remote sensing based modelling methodology, we obtained values of Net Primary Productivity (NPP), total carbon in soil and biomass and carbon turnover from meteorological and terrain inputs and vegetation attributes. We obtained a set of maps of NPP, total carbon (C) storage and C-turnover for the ACR. We superimposed a land use/cover map to assign the uptake, storage and release of carbon to different land use/cover types. Our results support the hypothesis that human-intensive land uses significantly affect the ability of terrestrial ecosystems to provide an important ecosystem service in the form of carbon storage.
Keyword NPP
Supporting ecosystem services
Land use
Australian Capital Region
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 20 January 2009.

 
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