Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere

Processes and Prospects

  • Max A. Beran
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Keynote Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. S. Wong, R. J. Matear
      Pages 19-31
    3. P. M. Holligan
      Pages 47-68
    4. P. S. J. Verburg, D. van Dam, J. C. Y. Marinissen, R. Westerhof, N. van Breemen
      Pages 85-112
    5. Kees Klein Goldewijk, Rik Leemans
      Pages 129-151
    6. Robert K. Dixon, Olga N. Krankina
      Pages 153-179
  3. Working Group Reports Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Michael Apps, John A. Raven
      Pages 183-192
    3. John Ingram, Frede Thingstad
      Pages 193-202
    4. W. J. Parton, G. Dedieu
      Pages 203-208
  4. Working Group Reports Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. P. Wassmann, C. S. Wong
      Pages 211-216
    3. W. Neil Adger
      Pages 217-226
    4. Martin R. Carter, David O. Hall
      Pages 227-238
  5. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. D. A. Angers, M. R. Carter, E. G. Gregorich, M. A. Bolinder, R. G. Donald, R. P. Voroney et al.
      Pages 253-263
    3. Michel Frankignoulle, Michel Pichon, Jean-Pierre Gattuso
      Pages 265-271
    4. E. G. Gregorich, B. H. Ellert, D. A. Angers, M. R. Carter
      Pages 273-283
    5. Ayşegül İyilikçi Pala, Delia Teresa Sponza
      Pages 293-302
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About these proceedings


Anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has been recognized as the primary agent in global climate change.
The volume discusses the possibilities for limiting that increase by the long-term storage of carbon in soils, vegetation, wetlands and oceans. Each of these storage media is analysed in detail to elucidate those processes responsible for the uptake and release of carbon. Several chapters address the practical prospects for deliberate interventions aimed at adjusting the balance in favour of uptake over release, i.e. sequestration, while having regard to simultaneous changes in the various environments.


Global change Globale Veränderung Klimaveränderung Kohlenstoffkreislauf Treibhauseffekt biosphere carbon dioxide cycle climate change environment greenhouse effect vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Max A. Beran
    • 1
  1. 1.TIGER Programme OfficeInstitute of HydrologyWallingford OxfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79945-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79943-3
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