Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management

Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management

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In the context of Australiaa€™s developing carbon economy, fire management helps to abate emissions of greenhouse gases and is an important means of generating carbon credits. The vast high-rainfall savannas of northern Australia are one of the worlda€™s most flammable landscapes. Management of fires in this region has the potential to assist with meeting emissions reduction targets, as well as conserving biodiversity and providing employment for Indigenous people in remote parts of Australiaa€™s north. This comprehensive volume brings together recent research from northern Australian savannas to provide an internationally relevant case study for applying greenhouse gas accounting methodologies to the practice of fire management. It provides scientific arguments for enlarging the area of fire-prone land managed for emissions abatement. The book also charts the progress towards development of a savanna fire bio-sequestration methodology. The future of integrated approaches to emissions abatement and bio-sequestration is also discussed.The manual mapping process is, for example, more likely to miss burnt areas during cloudy periods than ... Boschetti L, Brivio PA, Eva HD, Gallego J, Baraldi A , Gregoire JM (2006) A sampling method for the retrospective validation of global ... Marsden J, Smith R (2002) The distribution, extent and seasonality of large fires in Australia, April 1998a€“March 2000, as mapped from NOAAAVHRR imagery. ... Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage: Canberra.

Title:Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management
Author:Jeremy Russell-Smith, Brett Murphy, Andrew Edwards, CP (Mick) Meyer
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2015-06-15


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