Linking carbon and water cycles with forests

Antonarakis, Alexander (2018) Linking carbon and water cycles with forests. Geography, 103. pp. 4-11. ISSN 0016-7487

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Abstract

This article discusses carbon and water cycles in relation to forested ecosystems, specifically the role forests play in storing and releasing carbon, and the role they can play in local to regional water cycles (including river flooding and evapotranspiration). It also looks at disturbances in the form of land use change, deforestation, and climate change. The article highlights how linking carbon and water cycles with forests demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of these biogeochemical cycles in one of the most crucial of Earth’s systems. The article closes with a discussion of how effective understanding of these topics will hinge on educators and students making synoptic links between these cycles, and how this can trigger outdoor learning through collection and analysis of data.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography > GB0651 Hydrology. Water (Ground and surface waters) > GB1201 Rivers. Stream measurements
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE070 Environmental education
Depositing User: Alexander Antonarakis
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 12:10
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 12:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73442

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