Pochłanianie CO2 przez polskie ekosystemy leśne
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This paper presents a method for estimating the balance of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and absorption by Polish forest ecosystems. Based on the existing literature, a method for estimating the net absorption of CO2 and a synthetic index to assess this amount per hectare per year was developed. The calculation was derived using two alternative methodologies. The first is based on estimating the amount of CO2 sequestered over a trees’ life, and the second based on estimating the age-dependent biomass growth of trees. Obtained results indicate that total CO2 sequestration by Polish forest ecosystems is the equivalent of approximately 25% of Polish anthropogenic carbon emissions and suggest that previous calculations may have been underestimated.
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