(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The forgotten D : challenges of addressing forest degradation in complex mosaic landscapes under REDD+

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MERZ O. (1) ; MÜLLER D. (2) ; SIKOR T. (3) ; HETT C. (4) ; HEINIMANN A. (4) ; CASTELLA J.-C. (5) ; LESTRELIN G. (5) ; RYAN C.M. (6) ; SCHMIDT-VOGT D. (7) ; DANIELSEN F. (8) ; THEILADE I. (9) ; VAN NOORDWIJK M. (10) ; VERCHOT L.V. (11) ; BURGESS N.D. (1) ; BERRY N.J. (6) ; PHAM T.T. (11) ; MESSERLI P. (4) ; XU J. (13) ; FENSHOLT R. (1) ; HOSTERT P. (14) ; PFLUGMACHER D. (14) ; BRUUN T.B. (15) ; DE NEERGAARD A. (15) ; DONS K. (10) ; DEWI S. (11) ; RUTISHAUSER E. (12) ; SUN Z. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(2) Dep. Structural Change, Leibnitz Inst. of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Halle (Saale), ALLEMAGNE
(3) School of International Development, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Centre for Development and Environment, Inst. Geography, Univ., Bern, SUISSE
(5) Inst. de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR GRED - IRD UPV, Montpellier, FRANCE
(6) School of Geosciences, Univ., Edinburgh, ROYAUME-UNI
(7) Kunming Inst. of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, CHINE
(8) NORDECO, Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(9) Forest and Landscape of Denmark, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(10) World Agroforestery Center (ICRAF), Bogor, INDONESIE
(11) Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, INDONESIE
(12) Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Dept. of Biology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(13) World Agroforestry Centre, Kunming, CHINE
(14) Geography Dept., Humboldt Univ., Berlin, ALLEMAGNE
(15) Dept. of Agriculture and Ecology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


International climate negotiations have stressed the importance of considering emissions from forest degradation under the planned REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation + enhancing forest carbon stocks) mechanism. The AA. therefore review current research on how avoided forest degradation may affect emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and expected co-benefits in terms of biodiversity and livelihoods. There are still high uncertainties in measuring and monitoring emissions of carbon and other GHG from mosaic landscapes with forest degradation since most research has focused on binary analyses of forest vs. deforested land. Recent technological advances in remote sensing have improved estimation of carbon stock changes but establishment of historic reference levels is still challenged by the availability of sensor systems and ground measurements during the reference period.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 112, no1 [pp. 63-76]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 1 fig.




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