How does management affect soil C sequestration and greenhouse gas fluxes in boreal and temperate forests? – A review
- Forest management have positive and negative effects on soil C stocks and GHG fluxes.
- Intensive thinning and harvesting decrease soil C stock.
- Coniferous tree species and fertilization increase soil C stock.
- On drained peatlands, loss of soil C can be reduced by elevated water level.
- Further understanding on soil C stabilization process and microbial processes needed.