Navigation Links
New research provides insights into potential ecological costs and cobenefits of REDD
Date:11/16/2009

the incidence of forest fire. Potential ecological costs include the accelerated loss (through displaced agricultural expansion) of low-biomass, high-conservation-value ecosystems, and substitution of low-biomass vegetation by monoculture tree plantations. These costs could be avoided through measures that protect low-biomass native ecosystems. Substantial ecological co-benefits should be conferred under most circumstances, and include the maintenance or restoration of (1) watershed functions, (2) local and regional climate regimes, (3) water quality and aquatic habitat, (4) terrestrial habitat, and (5) soils and biogeochemical processes.

Daniel Nepstad, also of WHRC and IPAM and second author, adds, "We need a balanced approach to REDD as we get into the details of how this mechanism will work. Images of rainforests being razed for Eucalyptus plantations in the name of carbon are simply not helpful."

The general themes of the paper were illustrated for a case study of the upper Xingu Basin in the southeastern Brazilian Amazon, a region larger than 90% of the tropical nations that could seek participation in REDD within the UNFCCC and responsible for between 5 and 13% of carbon emissions from the Brazilian Amazon over the past decade.

Analysis of possible REDD program interventions in a large-scale Amazon landscape indicates that even modest flows of forest carbon funding can provide substantial co-benefits for aquatic ecosystems, but that the functional integrity of the landscape's myriad small watersheds would be best protected under a more even spatial distribution of forests. For the Xingu River headwaters region (~178,000 km2) in the southeastern Amazon, a possible REDD program based on a state zoning plan (Zoning) that takes into account agricultural suitability, environmental vulnerability, and conservation value would lead to avoided emissions of over 300 million tCO2e over a 10-year period relative to a business-as-usual (BAU)
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Braun
ebraun@whrc.org
508-540-9900
Woods Hole Research Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. ASU research efforts to improve human health will get $3 million in federal stimulus grants
2. Elsevier pilots new research tool Reflect in its premier life science journal Cell
3. Research reveals lipids unexpected role in triggering death of brain cells
4. Researchers gather in the UK to measure the impossible
5. £7.5 million ($12.6 million) collaborations lead UK research communitys response to H1N1 pandemic
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers to develop probes to study cellular GPS
7. Escaped proteins add to hearing loss in elderly, UF researchers find
8. CBS and OMD Partner to Provide the Agency With Access to the Networks Television City Research Facility in Las Vegas
9. Researchers complete draft genome sequence for cassava
10. £3.2m ($5.4 million) research project to capture brilliance of butterfly wings
11. Monell Center joins with CAS to host Beijing meeting on taste and smell research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in performance ... a staggering demand from its licensees for highly accurate, ... is not solely coming from fitness and health sectors, ... "A wearable is only as useful as the ... the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption of ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , December 9, 2014 ... ITN,s BCARD Platform   ... enterprise meeting scheduling solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, ... world leader in mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... 2014   Marvin Test Solutions , a ... for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, today announced ... TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform . The ... systems to customers at a fraction of the ... ATE. "Our semiconductor customers asked ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3
... first-of-its-kind antidepressant drug discovered by a Northwestern University professor ... antidepressant therapies has been shown to alleviate symptoms within ... last for about seven days from a single dose. ... for learning and memory -- a very different approach ...
... known how bacteria exposed to antibiotics for long periods will ... of their cells, for instance, or modifying the compounds so ... another possible mechanism of antibiotic "resistance" in soil. In a ... of Environmental Quality , a group of Canadian and ...
... 6 de dezembro de  2012 A Integrated ... com a certificação pelo FBI de sua novíssima ... da IB criou o novo produto usando a ... junto com um transistor de película fina (TFT). ...
Cached Biology News:New antidepressant acts very rapidly and is long lasting 2New antidepressant acts very rapidly and is long lasting 3Antibiotic-eating bug unearthed in soil 2Antibiotic-eating bug unearthed in soil 3Integrated Biometrics Apresenta Sherlock, o Menor, Mais Leve e Fino Sensor Appendix F Mobile ID 2
(Date:12/22/2014)... Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced a new ... network of more than 20 contributing fertility practices ... access to a national pool of frozen donor ... of Memphis is the only fertility clinic in the ... Dr. William Kutteh , director of Fertility Associates of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Naurex Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its unique ... central nervous system, today announced that Norbert Riedel ... at the 33 rd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ... p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the ... About Naurex Inc. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 19, 2014 Research ... announced the addition of the "Technology Innovations ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... Innovations in Smart Fabrics" offers a detailed assessment ... Key Findings: 1. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Ed Bilsky, Ph.D., vice president for ... Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN), and professor of pharmacology ... as a member of the prestigious Dana Alliance for ... Maine to receive this honor. , The Dana ... the Dana Foundation. Its mission is to advance ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3Naurex to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2Technology Innovations in Smart Fabrics (Technical Insights) 2UNE's Ed Bilsky Named Member of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives 2UNE's Ed Bilsky Named Member of Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives 3
... Leaf Venture Partners Commit To Purchase ... to $300 Million ... Debt, VANCOUVER, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. ... pharmaceutical and,medical device company, today announced that Angiotech,s Board ...
... ,Shire Limited (LSE:SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty,biopharmaceutical company, ... 2008, Results press release will be issued ... Investor meeting and conference call time: 14:30 ... and conference call:, Angus Russell, Chief Executive Officer, ...
... N.J., July 3 On June 27, 2008,GeneraMedix ... Drug,Administration (FDA) for its Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5 ... 1.5 mg is indicated for the long-term,intravenous treatment ... the scleroderma spectrum of disease in NYHA,Class III ...
Cached Biology Technology:Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 2Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 3Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 4Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 5Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 6Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 7Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 8Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 9Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 10Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 11Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 12Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 13Angiotech to Establish Separate Operating and Royalty Businesses 14Shire Ltd - Second Quarter 2008 Results Date Notification - 31 July 2008 2GeneraMedix Inc. Receives Approval for Epoprostenol for Injection 1.5 mg 2
Anti-human L-Ficolin, Clone GN4, Monoclonal Antibody...
B3GALT2 Immunogen: B3GALT2 (NP_003774, 324 a.a. ~ 423 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
... polyclonal to ThPok ( Abpromise for all ... peptide conjugated to KLH derived from within residues ... (Note: the amino acid sequence is proprietary) ... Entrez Gene ID: 51043 ...
Rabbit polyclonal to SUR1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide Entrez Gene ID: 6833 Swiss Protein ID: Q09428...
Biology Products: