Effects of forest management on greenhouse gas fluxes in a boreal forest
Forests are storing vast amounts of carbon in vegetation and grounds, and recognised in the Paris climate agreement (2015) as an important sink and reservoir. Forest management choices are important i the stewardship of this ecosystem service. In his thesis, Patrik Vestin is studing how the choice of management methods, clear-cutting being the most common today, are affecting the climate and the environment, and finds that carbon dioxide is not the only greenhouse gas that needs to be considered, as strong gases methane and nitrous oxide are also released in important amounts.
Opponent is Associate Professor Asko Noormets from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University, who is also holding a seminar on Thursday 21st.