Deforestation+p.3 - What type of countries are most...

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What type of countries are most vulnerable to deforestation? What are the two continents suffer the largest net loss of forest? 18% of green house gas emissions Forest cover increasing in what regions? What is the reasons to conserve forest?
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What are the three main way of forest management? Maintain & protect existing forest Plant new forest Use more wood in our daily life How to adapt and plan ahead of forest change? Monitor forest When plant new forest, careful consider for species choice Understand how climate change will affect vulnerable people and how forest and tree management can help them adapt
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Today: Effects of deforestation on : Environment Plants and animals Native people
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Deforestation The logging of trees in forested areas Conversion of forested areas to non-forest
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Annual change in forest area
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Climate change and forests Four major roles: 1. Forests currently contribute about 18% of global carbon emissions when cleared, overused or degraded 3. Forest react sensitively to a changing climate 4. Wood fuels serve as a benign alternative to fossil fuels 5. Have the potential to absorb about 10% of global carbon emissions projected for the first half of this century into their biomass, soils and products and store them - in principle in perpetuity.
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Desertification Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course GEA 2284 taught by Professor Annaszyniszewska during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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