Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2010

Journal or Book Title

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America

Volume

91

Issue

2

First Page

224

Last Page

225

DOI

10.1890/0012-9623-91.2.224

Abstract

Native tree species differed in their effects on above- and belowground carbon stocks and fluxes in these 16-yr-old experimental plantations at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Results were explained primarily by differences in growth rates, C allocation, turnover rates, and tissue chemistry. In this experiment established in an abandoned pasture, all five tree species had attained biomass amounts similar to that of nearby mature forest, whereas the abandoned pasture control remained in arrested succession. Carbon sequestration averaged 5.2 Mg∙ha-1∙yr-1 across species, close to the annual per capita fossil-fuel use in the United States of 5.3 Mg C.

Comments

This article is from Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91: 224, doi:10.1890/0012-9623-91.2.224. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Ecological Society of America

Language

en

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