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Estimating rainforest biomass stocks and carbon loss from deforestation and degradation in Papua New Guinea 1972-2002: Best estimates, uncertainties and research needs

Bryan, Jane; Shearman, Philip; Ash, Julian; Kirkpatrick, J. B.


Reduction of carbon emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation is being considered a cost-effective way of mitigating the impacts of global warming. If such reductions are to be implemented, accurate and repeatable measurements of forest cover change and biomass will be required. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), which has one of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forest, we used the best available data to estimate rainforest carbon stocks, and emissions from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.12.006


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