6 - Clean Development Mechanisms
Start date or starting event: month 1
Evaluation of a sustainable sequestration potential in relation with CDM
6.1 To provide refined standards to assess carbon, water and nutrient
budgets, and to develop the blueprint of an information system that
combines a database with models and the possibility to run scenarios
for plantations or sequestration ventures.
6.2 To develop a simplified methodology to assess carbon, water and
nutrient budgets from the results of previous studies carried out
in Eucalyptus plantations in the Congo.
6.3 To compare the accuracy of the estimations of carbon, water and
nutrient budgets obtained with the proposed methodology and with
6.4 To run scenarios on commercial Eucalyptus plantation in the Congo
(on a 10,000 ha basis) to estimate the effects of forest management
decisions (rotation length and type of harvest) on carbon sequestration
as well as nutrient content in biomass removed at the harvest.
|Description of work |
Task 6.1 Literature review.
Task 6.2 Assessment of carbon budgets.
Task 6.3 Assessment of nutrient budgets.
Task 6.4 Assessment of water budgets.
Task 6.5 Generalized model to predict C, H20 and Nutrient stocks
and fluxes at the plot level.
Task 6.6 Coupling GIS and G & Y models.
6.1 A review report on method used to assess carbon, nutrient and
water budgets (Month 12).
6.2 Publication of scientific papers in international journals
6.3 A book on the estimation of biomass and nutrient content in
forest plantations (Month 24).
6.4 Refined standards to quantify carbon, nutrient and water budgets
6.5 Developed software that couples GIS and Growth and Yield model
6.6 Map carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in standing biomass
according to forest management scenarios (Month 36).
|Milestones and expected result|
6.1 Choice of the reference methods to quantify carbon, nutrient
and water budgets (Month 12).
6.2 Preliminary standards to quantify carbon, nutrient and water
budgets (Month 18).
6.3 Preliminary set of soil functioning indicators (Month 18).
6.4 Simulations of carbon sequestration and nutrient content in the
standing biomass according to various forest management scenarios
6.5 Refined standards to quantify carbon, nutrient and water budgets
6.6 Consolidate the set of soil functioning indicators (Month 36).