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1 January 2015 Dynamic Simulation of Carbon Sequestration by Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica
Pei Sha, Xie Gaodi, Zhang Changshun, Liu Chunlan, Li Shimei, Zhang Caixia, Chen Long
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Abstract

Based on the functional process of carbon sequestration of forest, we categorize carbon sequestration in two parts: carbon capture and carbon storage. Here, Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica was used to simulate the dynamic changing process of carbon sequestration of forest in a century using tree growth formula and the cost of carbon capture and sequestration. We found that the total carbon captured and stored by 100-year-old P. sylvestris var. mongolica are both 966 kg C tree-1. On the assumption that the current year is the planting year, the present total carbon sequestration value (capital value) of 100-year-old P. sylvesrtis var. mongolica is 54.78 USD tree-1 at the discount rate of 3%, with the present total carbon capture value of 18.92 USD tree-1 and carbon storage value of 35.86 USD tree-1. The dynamic process of the annual value of carbon capture is illustrated by an upside-down U shape curve, while that of carbon storage service follows an S shape curve. The combination of the dynamic processes of carbon capture value and carbon storage value represent the changing process of carbon sequestration value, which appears to be an S shape curve.

Pei Sha, Xie Gaodi, Zhang Changshun, Liu Chunlan, Li Shimei, Zhang Caixia, and Chen Long "Dynamic Simulation of Carbon Sequestration by Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica," Journal of Resources and Ecology 6(1), 37-43, (1 January 2015). https://doi.org/10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2015.01.005
Received: 11 March 2014; Accepted: 1 July 2014; Published: 1 January 2015
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KEYWORDS
carbon sequestration value
dynamic changes
ecosystem service
long time scale
Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica
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