Project detail
CARBO-INVENT - multi-source inventory methods for quantifying carbon stocks and stock changes in European Forests
Funding institution:
European Union
Joanneum Research, Austria
Responsible at IFER:
Emil Cienciala
Project partners:
Joanneum Research, Austria
European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland
EC-Joint Research Centre, Italy
National University of Ireland, Ireland
Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA), Finland
IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
Hungarian Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Hungary
University of Gent (RUG), Belgium
Federal Forest Research Center (FBVA), Austria
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Dresden University of Technology (TUD - IWFI), Germany
Universita Autonoma de Barcelona, Department of Applied Economics, Spain
University of Padua, Italy
Project realization:
2002 - 2005
The project aims at identifying, developing and testing methods for assessment of carbon (C) stock changes in forests at national/EU levels for the purposes of UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol: i) To establish a set of biomass expansion factors for major EU forest types, to expand from inventory volume estimates to C content of tree components and to estimate their reliability. ii) To develop a method for soil C assessment to be combined with forest inventories over large spatial scales. iii) To develop multi-source inventory methods for assessing C stock changes including regional distribution and uncertainties. iv) To apply these methods in test sites and suggest upscaling methods to national level. v) To calculate/improve regional and country data for stock changes in tree biomass and soils, including an uncertainty analysis.