ESTIMATION OF CARBON EMISSIONS FROM EXPERIMENTAL FIRES IN YOUNG ANATOLIAN BLACK PINE (Pinus nigra Arnold) PLANTATIONS


Kucuk O., BİLGİLİ E.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.19, ss.676-681, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.676-681

Özet

This paper presents and discusses the direct carbon emissions from experimental fires in young Anatolian black pine (Pinus nigra Arnold) plantation stands. The estimates were based on eighteen experimental fires carried out under different weather and fuel conditions. Total fuel loading in plots ranged from 2.14 to 3.09 kg m(-2), fuel consumption from 1.36 to 2.09 kg m(-2), consumption ratio from 54 to 87%, respectively. The amount of total carbon emission ranged from 0.298 to 0.918 kg m(-2). Factors affecting the amount of carbon emissions were fuel loading, burned area and consumption ratio. The results will be useful to understand the role of forest fires in C emissions, and help meet the requirements of the international agreements and regulations, such as Kyoto Protocol as well as Land Use and Land Use Change in Forestry Program (LULUCF).