publication . Thesis . 2003

Soil Co2 Efflux and Soil Carbon Content as Influenced by Thinning in Loblolly Pine Plantations on the Piedmont of Virginia

Selig, Marcus Franklin;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2003
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The thinning of loblolly pine plantations has a great potential to influence the fluxes and storage of carbon within managed stands. This study looked at the effects of thinning on aboveground carbon and mineral soil carbon storage, 14-years after the thinning of an 8-year-old loblolly pine plantation on the piedmont of Virginia. The study also examined soil respiration for one year following the second thinning of the same stand at age twenty-two. The study was conducted using three replicate .222 hectare stands planted using 3.05 by 3.05 meter spacing in 1980 at the Reynolds Homestead in Critz, VA. Using two different sample collection methods it was determine...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: complex mixtures
free text keywords: carbon sequestration, pine root respiration, soil CO2 efflux, soil carbon, soil respiration, carbon dioxide, thinning
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