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Scaling emissions from agroforestry plantations and urban habitats

Owen, Susan M.; Hewitt, C. Nicholas; Rowland, Clare S.. 2013 Scaling emissions from agroforestry plantations and urban habitats. In: Niinemets, Ulo; Monson, Russell K., (eds.) Biology, controls and models of tree volatile organic compound emissions. Dordrecht, Springer, 415-450. (Tree Physiology, v. 5).

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Abstract/Summary

Agroforestry plantations and urban habitats contribute importantly to atmospheric volatile compound fluxes in densely populated areas. Simulation of emissions from such habitats is associated with several key challenges, including high spatial heterogeneity due to habitat fragmentation and high diversity of planted tree species. On the other hand, plants in urban habitats and in agroforestry plantations commonly receive more nutrients and water than species in natural communities, resulting in higher production and potentially greater capacity for volatile production per unit of land area. This chapter reviews the strategies for simulation of biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) fluxes from urban habitats and agroforestry plantations and provides an outline for parameterization of volatile emission models for densely populated areas with high vegetation fragmentation and large number of gardened, often exotic, tree species.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/978-94-007-6606-8_15
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 2 - Ecological Processes in the Environment > BD - 2.3 - Identify indicators and traits of ecosystem status ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biodiversity > BD Topic 1 - Observations, Patterns, and Predictions for Biodiversity
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 1 - Monitoring and Interpretation of Biogeochemical and Climate Changes > BGC - 1.1 - Monitor concentrations, fluxes, physico-chemical forms of current and emerging pollutants ...
CEH Sections: Billett (to November 2013)
Parr
ISBN: 9789400766051
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 12 Jul 2013 14:31 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500437

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