CO2Fix V3.1: A modelling framework for quantifying carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems

M.J. Schelhaas, P.W. van Esch, T.A. Groen, B.H.J. de Jong, M. Kanninen, J. Liski, O. Masera, G.M.J. Mohren, G.J Nabuurs, T. Palosua, L. Pedroni, A. Vallejo, T. Vilén

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Abstract

This report describes the conceptual approach of the CO2FIX V 3.1 model, as well as its implementation and numerous examples. This stand level simulation model is a tool which quantifies the C stocks and fluxes in the forest biomass, the soil organic matter and the wood products chain. Included are also a bioenergy module, a financial module and a carbon accounting module. The model is applicable to many different situations: afforestation projects, agroforestry systems, and selective logging systems. The model is freely available from the web, together with numerous examples. The model has many users. The two earlier versions of the model have been downloaded already almost 2000 times
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Universiteit
Number of pages122
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAlterra report
PublisherWageningen University - Alterra
Volume168
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

Keywords

  • Afforestation
  • Agroforestry
  • Bioenergy
  • Carbon accounting
  • Carbon sequestration
  • CDM
  • Forest management
  • Forest simulation model
  • Kyoto protocol

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