Apple Academic Press
189 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.
This new book, Bamboo: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, presents an abundance of important information and case studies that deal with bamboo farming and its effects from and on climate change adaptation and mitigation. There is a lack of research on the role of bamboo in climate change adaptation and mitigation; this volume helps to fill that gap by providing information that will enable policymakers to consider bamboo farming and its implications in carbon trading.
Bamboo represents one of the world’s highest yielding renewable natural resources and is an important source of non-timber forest products for subsistence use as well as for materials with many commercial and industrial uses. There are over 1500 documented applications of bamboo products, including materials for bridges, construction, furniture, agricultural tools, handicrafts, papers, textiles, boards, edible shoots, and bioenergy applications. With their fast growth rate and rapid propagation, bamboo forests have a high C storage potential, especially when the harvested culms are transformed into durable products and thereby prolonging the C storage.
1. General Introduction 2. Ecosystem Services and Human Uses of Bamboos 3. Soil Quality Assessment of Bamboo-Based Systems 4. Role of Bamboo in Ecosystem-Based Adaptation 5. Traditional Bamboo Products: Are They Green? 6. Biomass Models 7. Bamboo-Based Home Gardens: Opportunities for Biomass Production and Carbon Sequestration 8. Soil Properties and Carbon Sequestration in Bamboo-Based Systems 9. Carbon Farming and Carbon Trading 10. Challenges, Conclusions, and Recommendations