How can succession trajectory uncertainties affect the Brazilian Atlantic Forest carbon stocks?

Science / Life Sciences

Forest restoration aims to recover environmental services, mainly carbon fixation and storage, due to climate change of anthropogenic origin. Planting native trees (active restoration) in ecosystems, such as the Atlantic Forest, which is largely degraded and deforested, accelerates this process. However, uncertainties in ecological succession a few decades after planting can affect carbon stocks in reforestation. Understanding the phases of ecological succession and their impact on carbon reserves is fundamental. Growing forests are subject to climatic events and human interference, which differ from the context of the original ones before degradation. This affects forest dynamics and raises the question: for how long and to what extent will reforestation contribute to mitigating climate change of anthropogenic origin?

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