Carbon sequestration potential of spotted gum (Corymbia citriodora subspecies Variegata) in south east Queensland, Australia

Salcedo, Precila G. and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and McDougall, Kevin (2012) Carbon sequestration potential of spotted gum (Corymbia citriodora subspecies Variegata) in south east Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 69 (5). pp. 770-784. ISSN 0020-7233

Abstract

The objectives of this study were to determine the carbon sequestration potential of spotted gum forest plantation in the South East Queensland region and to determine the suitability of the whole area to carbon sequestration endeavour. This information is indispensable to stakeholders when considering land use options particularly carbon sequestration. A process-based model and geographic information system were employed in the process. The site has a potential biomass production of 1422–2329 ton/ha with the carbon dioxide equivalent range from 2539 to 4157 ton/ ha in 100 year of rotation period. The maximum mean annual growth of 19.98m3 ha1 was estimated in the Great Sandy sub-region while the lowest value of 11.46m3 ha1 was predicted in South Burnett sub-region. The findings indicated that the whole region has a high potential carbon sequestration capability but requires further spatial suitability and economic analysis.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 3 Sept 2012. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Mr Tek Maraseni
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 00:04
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 02:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon sequestration; spotted gum; SEQ; suitability
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/00207233.2012.715833
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21850

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