Carbon Sequestration Publications

Note: This listing focuses on those publications that represent syntheses, analyses, or reviews of carbon sequestration literature, rather than the primary (experimental or observational) literature, which in large part is referenced in the following publications.

Barford, C.C., S.C. Wofsy, M.L. Goulden, J.W. Munger, E.H. Pyle, S.P. Urbanski, L. Hutyra, S.R. Saleska, D. Fitzjarrald, and K. Moore. 2001. Factors controlling long- and short-term sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a mid-latitude forest. Science 294:1688-1691.

Batjes, N.H., and W.G. Sombroek. 1997. Possibilities for carbon sequestration in tropical and subtropical soils. Global Change Biology 3:161-173.

Conant, R.T., K. Paustian, and E.T. Elliott. 2001. Grassland management and conversion into grassland: effects on soil carbon. Ecological Applications 11:343-355.

Davidson, E.A., and I.L. Ackerman. 1993. Changes in soil carbon inventories following cultivation of previously untilled soils. Biogeochemistry 20:161-193.

Dumanski, J., R.L. Desjardins, C. Tarnacai, C. Monreal, E.G. Gregorich, V. Kirkwood, and C.A. Campbell. 1998. Possibilities for future carbon sequestration in Canadian agriculture in relation to land use changes. Climatic Change 40:81-103.

Guo, L.B., and R.M. Gifford. 2002. Soil carbon stocks and land use change: a meta analysis. Global Change Biology 8:345-360.

Houghton, R.A., J.L. Hackler, and K.T. Lawrence. 1999. The U.S. carbon budget: contributions from land-use change. Science 285:574-578.

Izaurralde, R.C., W.G. McGill, and N.J. Rosenberg. 2000. Carbon cost of applying nitrogen fertilizer. Science 288:811.

Johnson, D.W., and P.S. Curtis. 2001. Effects of forest management on soil C and N storage: meta analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 140:227-238.

Johnson, D.W. 1992. Effects of forest management on soil carbon storage. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 64: 83-120.

Kern, J.S., and M.G. Johnson. 1993. Conservation tillage impacts on national soil and atmospheric carbon levels. Soil Science Society of America Journal 57:200-210.

Lal, R., R.F. Follett, J. Kimble, and C.V. Cole. 1998. The Potential of US Cropland to Sequester C and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect. Sleeping Bear Press, Chelsea, Michigan.

Mann, L.K. 1986. Changes in soil carbon storage after cultivation. Soil Science 142: 279-288.

Marland, G., T.O. West, B. Schlamadinger, and L. Canella. 2002. Managing soil organic carbon in agriculture: the net effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Tellus B (in press).

Murty, D., M.U.F. Kirschbaum, R.E. McMurtrie, and H. McGilvray. 2002. Does conversion of forest to agricultural land change soil carbon and nitrogen? A review of the literature. Global Change Biology 8:105-123.

Myneni, R.B., J. Dong, C.J. Tucker, R.K. Kaufmann, P.E. Kauppi, J. Liski, L. Zhou, V. Alexeyev, and M.K. Hughes. 2001. A large carbon sink in the woody biomass of Northern forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98:14784-14789.

Paul, K.I., P.J. Polglase, J.G. Nyakuengama, and P.K. Khanna. 2002. Change in soil carbon following afforestation. Forest Ecology and Management 168:241-257.

Paustian, K., C.V. Cole, D. Sauerbeck, and N. Sampson. 1998. CO2 Mitigation by agriculture: an overview. Climatic Change 40:135-162.

Paustian, K., O. Andren, H.H. Janzen, R. Lal, P. Smith, G. Tian, H. Tiessen, M. Van Noordwijk, and P.L. Woomer. 1997. Agricultural soils as a sink to mitigate CO2 emissions. Soil Use and Management 13:230-244.

Paustian, K., J. Six, E.T. Elliott, and H.W. Hunt. 2000. Management options for reducing CO2 emissions from agricultural soils. Biogeochemistry 48:147-163.

Post, W.M. and K.C. Kwon. 2000. Soil carbon sequestration and land-use change: processes and potential. Global Change Biology 6:317-327.

Post, W.M. and L.K. Mann. 1990. Changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen as a result of cultivation. Pages 401-406 in A.F. Bouwman (editor), Soils and the Greenhouse Effect. John Wiley & Sons, New York

Post, W.M., T.-H. Peng, W.R. Emanuel, A.W. King, V.H. Dale, and D.L. DeAngelis. 1990. The Global Carbon Cycle. American Scientist 78:310-326.

Reeves, D.W. 1997. The role of soil organic matter in maintaining soil quality in continuous cropping systems. Soil Tillage Res. 43:131-167.

Robertson, G.P., E.A. Paul, and R.R. Harwood. 2000. Greenhouse gases in intensive agriculture: contributions of individual gases to the radiative forcing of the atmosphere. Science 289:1922-1925.

Schlesinger, W.H. 1986. Changes in soil carbon storage and associated properties with disturbance and recovery. Pages 194-220 in J.R. Trabalka and D.E. Reichle (editors), The Changing Carbon Cycle - A Global Analysis. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Schlesinger, W.H. 1999. Carbon sequestration in soils. Science 284:2095.

Silver, W.L., R. Osterlag, and A.E. Lugo. 2000. The potential for carbon sequestration through reforestation of abandoned tropical agricultural and pasture lands. Restoration Ecology 8:394-407.

Smith, P., D.S. Powlson, M.J. Glendining, and J.U. Smith. 1997. Potential for carbon sequestration in European soils: preliminary estimates for five scenarios using results from long-term experiments. Global Change Biology 3:67-79.

Smith, P., D.S. Powlson, M.J. Glendining, and J.U. Smith. 1998. Preliminary estimates of the potential for carbon mitigation in European soils through no-till farming. Global Change Biology 4:679-685.

Smith, P., D.S. Powlson, J.U. Smith, P. Falloon, and K. Coleman. 2000. Meeting Europe’s climate change commitments: quantitative estimates of the potential for carbon mitigation by agriculture. Global Change Biology 6:525-539.

Smith, W.N., R.L. Desjardins, and E. Pattey. 2000. The net flux of carbon from agricultural soils in Canada 1970-2010. Global Change Biology 6:557-568.

West, T.O., and G. Marland. 2002. A synthesis of carbon sequestration, carbon emissions, and net carbon flux in agriculture: comparing tillage practices in the United States. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 91:217-232.

West, T.O., and G. Marland. 2003. Net carbon flux from agriculture: Carbon emissions, carbon sequestration, crop yield, and land-use change. Biogeochemistry 6:73-83.

West, T.O., and W.M. Post. 2002. Soil carbon sequestration by tillage and crop rotation: a global data analysis. Soil Science Society of America Journal 66:1930-1946.


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