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Dry biomass and carbon sequestration in environmental plantings in the Midlands of Tasmania


Davidson, NJ and Potts, BM and Burgess, S and Bailey, TG, Dry biomass and carbon sequestration in environmental plantings in the Midlands of Tasmania, Ecological Management & Restoration, 22, (S2) pp. 61-64. ISSN 1839-3330 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/emr.12529


Estimates of dry biomass and carbon sequestration were made for environmental plantings established in the harsh, dry agricultural landscapes of the Midlands of Tasmania. Plantings were designed to provide habitat connectivity for native wildlife. The dry biomass for 6-year-old woodland and riparian plantings was estimated to be 4.7 and 9.0 tonnes/ha, respectively. The carbon component of this biomass was estimated to be 2.4 and 4.5 tonnes/ha carbon, equivalent to 8.7 and 16.5 tonnes/ha carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestered, respectively. These are lower than previous estimates for plantings of the same age in the same landscape. This is largely due to lower planting densities of 200 stems/ha, and 883 stems/ha respectively, for woodland and riparian plantings, relative to comparable plantings (1,000 stems/ha). Further, a combination of extreme climatic events during early establishment and high heterogeneity in soil type and landscape position reduced performance in riparian plantings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:agricultural landscape, biomass accumulation, carbon sequestration, connectivity, environmental plantings, methodology, restoration
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Carbon sequestration science
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Davidson, NJ (Dr Neil Davidson)
UTAS Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
UTAS Author:Bailey, TG (Dr Tanya Bailey)
ID Code:148349
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (IC150100004)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2022-01-02
Last Modified:2022-04-07

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