You are here: NRS Home / Publications & Data / Soil carbon in urban forest ecosystems

Publication Details

Publication Toolbox
  • Download PDF  (2.2 MB)
  • This publication is available only online.

Soil carbon in urban forest ecosystems

Year Published

2003

Source

In: Kimble, J.M.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Lal, R., eds. The potential of U.S. forest soils to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. Boca Raton: CRC Press: 347-362.

Abstract

In the contiguous 48 states of the United States, urban areas increased twofold between 1969 and 1994 and currently occupy 3.5% of the land, or 2.81 x 107 ha (Dwyer et al., 1998). On a global scale, more than 476,000 ha of arable land are converled annually to urban areas (World Resources Institute, 1996). This conversion has the potential to greatly modify soil organic carbon (SOC) pools on regional scales and to a lesser extent on a global scale (Pouyat et al., 2002).

Citation

Pouyat, Richard V.; Russell-Anelli, Jonathan; Yesilonis, Ian D.; Groffman, Peter M. 2003. Soil carbon in urban forest ecosystems. In: Kimble, J.M.; Heath, Linda S.; Birdsey, Richard A.; Lal, R., eds. The potential of U.S. forest soils to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect. Boca Raton: CRC Press: 347-362.
Last updated on: October 26, 2009

NRS at a Glance