The contribution of two common shrub species to aboveground and belowgraound carbon pool in Iberian Dehesas

Roig Gómez, Sonia and Ruiz Peinado, Ricardo and Moreno, Gerardo and Juárez, Enrique and Montero, Gregorio (2013). The contribution of two common shrub species to aboveground and belowgraound carbon pool in Iberian Dehesas. "Journal of Arid Environment", v. 91 ; pp. 1-9. ISSN 0140-1963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.11.002.

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Title: The contribution of two common shrub species to aboveground and belowgraound carbon pool in Iberian Dehesas
Author/s:
  • Roig Gómez, Sonia
  • Ruiz Peinado, Ricardo
  • Moreno, Gerardo
  • Juárez, Enrique
  • Montero, Gregorio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Arid Environment
Date: 2013
ISSN: 0140-1963
Volume: 91
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Silvopascicultura [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Shrubs play an important role in water-limited agro-silvo-pastoral systems by providing shelter and forage for livestock, for erosion control, to maintain biodiversity, diversifying the landscape, and above all, facilitating the regeneration of trees. Furthermore, the carbon sink capacity of shrubs could also help to mitigate the effects of climate change since they constitute a high proportion of total plant biomass. The contribution of two common extensive native shrub species (Cistus ladanifer L. and Retama sphaerocarpa (L.) Boiss.) to the carbon pool of Iberian dehesas (Mediterranean agro-silvo-pastoral systems) is analyzed through biomass models developed at both individual (biovolume depending) and community level (height and cover depending). The total amount of carbon stored in these shrubs, including above- and belowground biomass, ranges from 1.8 to 11.2 Mg C ha_1 (mean 6.8 Mg C ha_1) for communities of C. ladanifer and from 2.6 to 8.6 Mg C ha_1 (mean 4.5 Mg C ha_1) for R. sphaerocarpa. These quantities account for over 20e30% of the total plant biomass in the system. The potential for carbon sequestration of these shrubs in the studied system ranges 0.10e1.32 Mg C ha_1 year_1 and 0.25e1.25 Mg C ha_1 year_1 for the C. ladanifer and R. sphaerocarpa communities’ respectively

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Item ID: 28934
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/28934/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:28934
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.11.002
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Jul 2014 11:21
Last Modified: 25 May 2015 15:12
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