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Research article2013Peer reviewed

Forest carbon balances at the landscape scale investigated with the Q model and the CoupModel - Responses to intensified harvests

Eliasson, Peter; Svensson, Magnus; Olsson, Mats; Ågren, Göran


The carbon gain after introducing removal of logging residues starts to increase immediately at the first harvest in a landscape. The quantities of soil carbon lost with the increased removals are always less than the removals in biomass. Soil carbon losses show a declining response over time. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Bioenergy; Carbon debt; Landscape carbon balance; Sustainable forest management SFM; Logging residue fuel; Rotation forestry

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Forest Ecology and Management
2013, Volume: 290, pages: 67-78

      SLU Authors

        • Olsson, Mats

          • Department of Forest Soils, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
        • Sustainable Development Goals

          SDG12 Responsible consumption and production
          SDG15 Life on land

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          Forest Science

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