Does shifting Carbon Use Efficiency determine the growth rates of intact and disturbed tropical forests? Gathering new evidence from Africa in forests

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 15:07

The Tropical forest plays critical role in regulating the greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide (CO2)  and for that matter rate of global climate changes. This is effected both by storing of substantial amount of carbon in biomass and soil, and by regulating transfer of this stored carbon into the atmosphere as the greenhouse gas CO2. How much carbon and energy the forest captures through photosynthesis is the Gross Primary Production (GPP). GPP = NPP + Raut. NPP = Change in biomass + Litter + Grazing. CUE = Ratio of NPP to GPP

Responsible party
CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
Funding bodies
Natural Environment Resource Council (UK)