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Carbon storage potential of windbreaks in the United States

Ballesteros Possú, William Y Brandle, James R. Y Ordóñez, Héctor Ramiro (2019) Carbon storage potential of windbreaks in the United States. Revista de Ciencias Agrícolas, 36 (E). pp. 108-123. ISSN 2256-2273

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In the United States of America, agriculture is performed on large farms of monocultures, affecting ecosystems and making a great contribution to climate change. The carbon storage potential for twelve field windbreak designs containing one-, two- and three-rows and nine farmstead windbreaks encompassing three- to ten-rows of mixed tree species were analyzed in nine regions: Northern Lake States (NLS), Corn Belt (CB), Southern Plains (SP), Delta States (DS), Appalachia (AP), Rocky Mountains North (RMN), Rocky Mountains South (RMS), North East (NE), y Northern Plains (NP), using the US Forest Inventory and Analysis database and allometric equations. Carbon storage potentials for different field windbreak designs across regions ranged from 0.3 Mg C km-1 yr-1 for a single-row small-conifer windbreak in the Northeast region to 5.8 Mg C km-1 yr-1 for a three-row tall-deciduous windbreak in the Appalachia region. Carbon storage potentials for farmstead windbreaks ranged from 0.8 Mg C 300 m-1 yr-1 for a three-row of mixed tree species windbreak in the Rocky Mountain North to 12.7 Mg C 300-1 yr-1 for a ten-row of mixed tree species windbreak in Delta States region.

Tipo de Elemento: Artículo
Palabras Clave: Agroforestry systems, shelterbelts, biomass, windbreak designs, climate change
Asunto: S Agricultura > S Agriculture (General)
Division: Revistas > Revista de Ciencias Agrícolas
Depósito de Usuario: FACIA Fac. Ciencias Agrícolas Udenar
Fecha Deposito: 04 Oct 2021 16:04
Ultima Modificación: 04 Oct 2021 16:04

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