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dc.contributor.advisor Harcombe, Paul A.
dc.contributor.advisor Few, Arthur A., Jr.
dc.creatorAlmaguer-Reisdorf, Joyce Lynn
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:32:55Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17568
dc.description.abstract Increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 threaten to change the earth's climate and diversity in numerous adverse ways. This thesis explores aspects of two potential types of terrestrial sinks in East Texas, plantation rotation management and reforestation. I used a simple method of employing government GIS and tabular data for calculating and visualizing the size of those sinks, which could store an additional 2.3 to 98 million Mg C aboveground. The uncertainty of these values is high because of data inadequacies and also uncertainty about future land use trends. The mitigative powers of these sinks are discussed, as is their potential application in newly forming carbon credit programs such as the Chicago Climate Exchange.
dc.format.extent 109 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectEcology
Geochemistry
Forestry
Wildlife management
Agricultural economics
Agriculture
Biology
Biochemistry
Economics
dc.title Carbon sequestration in the forests of East Texas
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Almaguer-Reisdorf, Joyce Lynn. "Carbon sequestration in the forests of East Texas." (2003) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17568.


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