Carbon Budget of Boreal Forests.
Lesson 1: Introduction.
3. AIM OF THE STUDY
Aim of the study

- The aim of this study is to examine carbon budget in pure pine stands in the Volga-Vyatski region of Russia under current climatic conditions at stand and regional level.

- Ecosystem components that have been considered in the assessment include total tree biomass, understory (undergrowth, shrubs, and forest floor), woody detritus, and soil organic matter (SOM).

The assessment was based on total carbon sequestration, i.e. the amount of carbon left in vegetation, litter, and soil organic matter when the flows back into the atmosphere (respiration and decay processes) have been subtracted from the gross production.
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