Carbon Accounting and Savanna Fire Management
Explores methodologies for accounting for greenhouse gas emissions abatement from savanna fire management.
In the context of Australia’s developing carbon economy, fire management helps to abate emissions of greenhouse gases and is an important means of generating carbon credits. The vast high-rainfall savannas of northern Australia are one of the world’s most flammable landscapes. Management of fires in this region has the potential to assist with meeting emissions reduction targets, as well as conserving biodiversity and providing employment for Indigenous people in remote parts of Australia’s north. + Full description
This comprehensive volume brings together recent research from northern Australian savannas to provide an internationally relevant case study for applying greenhouse gas accounting methodologies to the practice of fire management. It provides scientific arguments for enlarging the area of fire-prone land managed for emissions abatement. The book also charts the progress towards development of a savanna fire bio-sequestration methodology. The future of integrated approaches to emissions abatement and bio-sequestration is also discussed.- Short description
"The book, though having an unashamedly Australian focus, provides information potentially useful to a wide range of African scientists. It has extensive coverage of remote sensing-based methodologies for different applications in fire, vegetation and emission mapping. Furthermore, it has a number of chapters aimed at vegetation ecologists attempting to understand vegetation–fire interactions. It also provides extensive guidelines on understanding and measuring emissions from fires and valuable insight into how such multidisciplinary data can be integrated to develop an emission reduction methodology."
Graham von Maltitz, African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 33(3), 2016, pp. 215-216
DetailsPaperback | June 2015 | $120.00
ISBN: 9780643108516 | 368 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Colour photographs, Graphs, Line Art, Maps
ePDF | June 2015
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- Comprehensive treatment of lower rainfall savanna burning greenhouse gas emissions abatement methodology.
- Charts the progress made towards the development of an associated savanna burning bio-sequestration methodology.
- Discusses the future improvements in integrated approaches to emissions abatement and bio-sequestration.
- A technical work that is internationally relevant and highly topical.
ContentsPreface and acknowledgements
List of contributors
Reimagining fire management in fire-prone northern Australia
Fire patterns in north Australian savannas: extending the reach of incentives for savanna fire emissions abatement
Fire extent mapping - procedures, validation and website application
Vegetation Fuel type classification for lower rainfall savanna burning abatement projects
The operational role of satellite-based fire data in Savanna Burning Methodologies
Fuel Accumulation, consumption and fire patchiness in the lower rainfall savanna region
Leaf and Coarse Fuel Accumulation and Relationships with Vegetation Attributes in 'Evergreen' Tropical Eucalypt Savannas
Measuring and Mapping Fire Severity in the Tropical Savannas
Biomass combustion and emission processes in the Northern Australian Savannas
Application of a ‘lower rainfall’ savanna burning emissions abatement methodology
Reconciling ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’ greenhouse gas accounting methodologies for savanna burning in Northern Australia
Fire or water – which limits tree biomass in Australian savannas?
Predicting the effects of fire management on carbon stock dynamics using statistical and process-based modelling
Towards a methodology for increased carbon sequestration in dead fuels through implementation of less severe fire regimes in savannas
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