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Integrating revenues from carbon sequestration into economic breeding objectives for Eucalyptus globulus pulpwood production

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Whittock, SP and Dutkowski, GW and Greaves, BL and Apiolaza, LA, Integrating revenues from carbon sequestration into economic breeding objectives for Eucalyptus globulus pulpwood production, Annals of Forest Science, 64, (3) pp. 239-246. ISSN 1286-4560 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1051/forest:2007001

Abstract

A system where carbon sequestration was directly dependent upon biomass production in a plantation was modelled to assess whether economic breeding objectives for the genetic improvement of Eucalyptus globulus were sensitive to potential revenues from carbon sequestration. Carbon dioxide equivalent accumulation in the biomass (CO 2e) of the Australian E. globulus plantation estate established between 2004 and 2012 was estimated. Total carbon dioxide equivalent (CO 2e) accumulation was in the order of ∼146 t CO 2e ha -1, of which 62 t CO 2e ha -1 were tradable in 2012 (the 1st Kyoto Protocol commitment period) and a further 30 t CO 2e ha -1 were tradable in 2016 (a hypothetical second Kyoto protocol commitment period). The correlated response of breeding objectives with and without carbon revenues ("cG H1 ) never fell below 0.86 in sensitivity analysis, and the mean was 0.93. Where economic breeding objectives for the genetic improvement of Eucalyptus globulus for pulpwood plantations are based on maximizing net present value by increasing biomass production, the consideration of carbon revenues in economic breeding objectives will have no significant effect on the relative economic weights of the key economic traits, wood basic density and standing volume at harvest. © INRA, EDP Sciences, 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Forestry Sciences
Research Field:Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production not elsewhere classified
Author:Whittock, SP (Mr Simon Whittock)
Author:Dutkowski, GW (Mr Greg Dutkowski)
Author:Greaves, BL (Dr Bruce Greaves)
ID Code:46849
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2009-08-25
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