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Estimate of carbon storage in ipê trees (Tabebuia impetiginosa) in the Parque do Povo in Presidente Prudente, São Paulo

Grant number: 06/03927-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2006
Effective date (End): September 30, 2007
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning
Principal Investigator:José Tadeu Garcia Tommaselli
Grantee:Tatiane Carvalho da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Global warming is a phenomenum that concerns a lot scientists and environmental intituitions all over th world. From Kyoto Protocol approval is obligation for the Anex I parts to reduce its GEE emissions and/or buy emission credits, known as certificates that authorize polution. This study is aimed to estimate the Carbon storage potential of the "ipes" trees in the People Park at Pres. Prudente- SP, Brazil. The importance of this project relies on the theme actuality and relevance, discussing intervention alternatives in the human space in order to control the atmospheric polution. From the biomass estimate of this trees species and from its convertion into carbon, it is proposed to estimate the importance of this study area relative to climate adversities attenuation and possibly, carbon sequestration, which carbon would return to the atmosphere if this vegetation were absent. (AU)

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