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Tomography: An Innovative Technique for Assessing Forest Carbon Storage

Sep 8, 2019 | earth and environment, engineering and tech

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https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA378

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Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Massachusetts have pioneered the use of tomography for assessing carbon storage in trees. While assessing this technique’s capabilities, they found that tree damage caused by wood-decaying fungi means that forests store less carbon than previously thought. As forests play a vital role in sequestering atmospheric carbon, the team’s work has important implications in the fight against climate change. Their results suggest that tomography could offer greater insight into forest carbon cycles, allowing decision makers to implement more effective policies to mitigate climate change.
 

 

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