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Rubber Plantations and Carbon Management

1st Edition

By Arun Jyoti Nath, Biplab Brahma, Ashesh Kumar Das

Apple Academic Press

201 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.

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With the increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and the resulting environmental consequences for plants, it is necessary to consider the future of rubber plantations, an important source of latex for rubber production. In Rubber Plantations and Carbon Management, the authors explore the ecology of rubber plantations in the context of carbon management under a scenario of our changing climate. The authors provide an in-depth study of the carbon stock and sequestration potentiality of rubber plantations. The volume also provides information on a biomass estimating model that can be used in future study of non-harvesting biomass estimation for a variety of plants.

Topics in the volume address ecosystem biomass carbon losses through clear felling management systems, ecosystem carbon sequestration, and fine root dynamics in carbon balance under a rubber plantation management system. The volume concludes with an examination of future strategies and determines that rubber plantation development by replacing natural forests should not be encouraged, though progressive land use changes, for example, conversion of degraded forest lands or grasslands to rubber plantations, can enhance biomass and soil stock.

Table of Contents

1. General Introduction 2. Biomass Models and Biomass Carbon Stocks 3. Potential Loss of Biomass Carbon 4. Impact of Land Use Changes on Soil Organic Carbon 5. Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration 6. Soil Carbon Sequestration 7. Fine Root Dynamics and Carbon Management 8. Conclusions and Recommendations

About the Authors

Arun Jyoti Nath, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, India.

Biplab Brahma, PhD, is a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, India.

Ashesh Kumar Das, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT014000
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry
TEC003070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture