Two-Pronged Approach to Boost Forest Carbon Storage

21 October 2013

More carbon will sometimes be stored in forests if a bigger variety of tree species is planted along with key species - such as nitrogen fixing trees - that are known to contribute strongly to carbon storage, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

In a new study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, Dr Kristin Hulvey from UWA's School of Plant Biology and her team compiled and analysed data from existing forest studies to compare carbon storage in mixed tree plantings to carbon storage in monoculture plantings.

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