carbon sequestration


Summary: Any of several processes for the permanent or long-term artificial or natural capture or removal and storage of carbon dioxide and other forms of carbon, through biological, chemical or physical processes, in a manner that prevents it from being released into the atmosphere.

Top Publications

  1. Palacio S, Hoch G, Sala A, Korner C, Millard P. Does carbon storage limit tree growth?. New Phytol. 2014;201:1096-100 pubmed publisher
  2. Quadrelli E, Centi G. Green carbon dioxide. ChemSusChem. 2011;4:1179-81 pubmed publisher
  3. Fatichi S, Leuzinger S, Korner C. Moving beyond photosynthesis: from carbon source to sink-driven vegetation modeling. New Phytol. 2014;201:1086-95 pubmed publisher
  4. Martin Ortega J, Glenk K, Byg A. How to make complexity look simple? Conveying ecosystems restoration complexity for socio-economic research and public engagement. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181686 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that it is the mix of approaches and epistemological directions (including from the public to the biophysical parameters) what will make a definitive contribution to restoration practice. ..
  5. Paul K, Larmour J, Roxburgh S, England J, Davies M, Luck H. Measurements of stem diameter: implications for individual- and stand-level errors. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:416 pubmed publisher
    ..g. wood or biomass products, carbon sequestration, landscape remediation)...
  6. Suwarno A, Hein L, Sumarga E. Who Benefits from Ecosystem Services? A Case Study for Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Environ Manage. 2016;57:331-44 pubmed scales (company, plasma farmer, and independent smallholder); (6) paddy production; and (7) carbon sequestration. Our study shows that the benefits generated from these services differ markedly between the stakeholders, ..
  7. Price B, Gomez A, Mathys L, Gardi O, Schellenberger A, Ginzler C, et al. Tree biomass in the Swiss landscape: nationwide modelling for improved accounting for forest and non-forest trees. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:106 pubmed publisher
    Trees outside forest (TOF) can perform a variety of social, economic and ecological functions including carbon sequestration. However, detailed quantification of tree biomass is usually limited to forest areas...
  8. Li F, Wang L, Zhao Y. Evolvement rules of basin flood risk under low-carbon mode. Part I: response of soil organic carbon to land use change and its influence on land use planning in the Haihe basin. Environ Monit Assess. 2017;189:377 pubmed publisher
    ..5 Tg in 2020. The changing trend is conducive to reducing atmospheric concentrations. Therefore, land use planning in Haihe basin is reasonable and can provide the underlying surface condition for flood risk assessment. ..
  9. Littlechild J. Improving the 'tool box' for robust industrial enzymes. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017;44:711-720 pubmed publisher
    ..It will highlight specific hydrolase enzymes and recent case studies which have been carried out within our group in Exeter. ..

More Information


  1. Martin R, Kleij A. Myth or reality? Fixation of carbon dioxide into complex organic matter under mild conditions. ChemSusChem. 2011;4:1259-63 pubmed publisher
  2. Yu Y, Chen J, Yang X, Fan W, Li M, He L. Influence of site index on the relationship between forest net primary productivity and stand age. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177084 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences have implications on the methodology for estimating the spatial distribution of forest carbon sources and sinks. ..
  3. Trusler J. Thermophysical Properties and Phase Behavior of Fluids for Application in Carbon Capture and Storage Processes. Annu Rev Chem Biomol Eng. 2017;8:381-402 pubmed publisher
    ..The engineering community would benefit from the further development, and delivery in convenient form, of a small number of these models sufficient to encompass the component slate and operating conditions of CCS processes. ..
  4. Deyanova D, Gullström M, Lyimo L, Dahl M, Hamisi M, Mtolera M, et al. Contribution of seagrass plants to CO2 capture in a tropical seagrass meadow under experimental disturbance. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181386 pubmed publisher
    ..This might in turn have long-lasting and devastating effects on important ecosystem functions, including the carbon sequestration capacity of the seagrass system.
  5. Barnes D, Sands C. Functional group diversity is key to Southern Ocean benthic carbon pathways. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179735 pubmed publisher
  6. Xu X, Zhao Y, Sima J, Zhao L, Mašek O, Cao X. Indispensable role of biochar-inherent mineral constituents in its environmental applications: A review. Bioresour Technol. 2017;241:887-899 pubmed publisher
    ..thus far have mainly focused on multiple environmental and agronomic applications of biochar, including carbon sequestration, soil improvement, environmental remediation, etc...
  7. Lerner A, Zuluaga A, Chara J, Etter A, Searchinger T. Sustainable Cattle Ranching in Practice: Moving from Theory to Planning in Colombia's Livestock Sector. Environ Manage. 2017;60:176-184 pubmed publisher
    ..This approach can be used in other contexts across the world where there is a need to incorporate cattle production into national goals for carbon sequestration and habitat restoration and conservation.
  8. Githaiga M, Kairo J, Gilpin L, Huxham M. Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177001 pubmed publisher
    ..5-7.3 Mg C ha-1. To our knowledge, these are among the first results on seagrass sediment Corg to be reported from African seagrass beds; and contribute towards our understanding of the role of seagrass in global carbon dynamics. ..
  9. Lugato E, Paniagua L, Jones A, de Vries W, Leip A. Complementing the topsoil information of the Land Use/Land Cover Area Frame Survey (LUCAS) with modelled N2O emissions. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176111 pubmed publisher retrieved from LUCAS points for monitoring the environmental status of agroecosystems and assessing soil carbon sequestration, a fundamental aspect relating to climate change action is missing, namely nitrous oxide (N2O) soil ..
  10. Majidzadeh H, Lockaby B, Governo R. Effect of home construction on soil carbon storage-A chronosequence case study. Environ Pollut. 2017;226:317-323 pubmed publisher
    ..Microbial biomass carbon (MBC), and nitrogen (MBN) were significantly lower below the homes compared to the urban lawns, while bulk density and phosphorus content were higher beneath the homes. ..
  11. Campbell J, Berry J, Seibt U, Smith S, Montzka S, Launois T, et al. Large historical growth in global terrestrial gross primary production. Nature. 2017;544:84-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Although this COS analysis does not directly constrain models of future GPP growth, it does provide a global-scale benchmark for historical carbon-cycle simulations. ..
  12. Bellassen V, Luyssaert S. Carbon sequestration: managing forests in uncertain times. Nature. 2014;506:153-5 pubmed
  13. Freedman A, Tan B, Thompson J. Microbial potential for carbon and nutrient cycling in a geogenic supercritical carbon dioxide reservoir. Environ Microbiol. 2017;19:2228-2245 pubmed publisher
    ..may be expected to influence the fate of injected supercritical (sc) CO2 following geological carbon sequestration (GCS)...
  14. Hall J, Staub C, Marsik M, Stevens F, Binford M. Scaling categorical spatial data for earth systems models. Glob Chang Biol. 2015;21:1-3 pubmed publisher
  15. Shao C, Chen J, Chu H, Lafortezza R, Dong G, Abraha M, et al. Grassland productivity and carbon sequestration in Mongolian grasslands: The underlying mechanisms and nomadic implications. Environ Res. 2017;159:124-134 pubmed publisher
    ..This study implies that diverse grassland ecosystems will respond differently to climate change in the future and can be seen as nature-based solutions (NBS) supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. ..