Journal of Forestry Research

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 109–113

Carbon storage and flux for alpine tundra ecosystems in Changbai Mountains, Northeast China

  • Wang Yong-xiang 
  • Wei Jing 
  • Jiang Ping 
  • Wu Gang 
  • Wang Hong-chang 
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Abstract

This paper examined the carbon storage and flux of vegetation-litter-soil in alpine tundra ecosystems in Changbai Mountains. Approximately 17251 t·a−1 of carbon was yearly stored in the vegetation and 15043.1 t·a−1 of carbon flew into soil by litters. The vegetation-litter-soil ecosystem stored 452624 t·a−1 of carbon, which was the important CO2 sink. The net carbon storage was currently 3146 t·a−1 in vegetation-litter-soil ecosystem.

Keywords

Carbon Storage Carbon flux Alpine tundra 

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© Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Yong-xiang 
    • 1
  • Wei Jing 
    • 1
  • Jiang Ping 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wu Gang 
    • 1
  • Wang Hong-chang 
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China
  2. 2.Center for Forest Ecology and Forestry Eco-engineering, Institute of Applied EcologyChinese Academy of SciencesShenyangP. R. China

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