(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Assessing productivity and carbon sequestration capacity of subtropical coniferous plantations using the process model PnET-CN

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YAN Y. (1 2) ; WANG S. (1) ; WANG Y. (1 2 4) ; WU W. (1 2) ; WANG J. (1) ; CHEN B. (3) ; YANG F. (4) ;
(1) Key lab. of Ecosystem Network Observation and Modeling, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, CANADA
(4) Qianyanzhou Ecological Experimental Station, KLENOM, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE


PnET-CN model describes the biogeochemical cycles of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) and can assist in estimating carbon sequestration potential. For validation of PnET-CN, data from coniferous forest plantations in southern China was used. The results obtained from the validation test revealed that PnET-CN model can be used to simulate carbon sequestration of planted coniferous forests in southern China to a high level of precision. Sensitivity analysis suggests that great care should be taken in developing generalizations as to how forests will respond to a changing climate. Future improvement of PnET-CN should focus on seasonal foliar N dynamics and the effects of water stress on autotrophic respirations in subtropical coniferous plantations in southern China


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no3 [pp. 458-474]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 8 tabl.



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