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Consequences of underestimating ancient deforestation in South India for global assessments of climatic change

Bourgeon Gérard, Nair K.M., Ramesh B.R., Lo Seen Danny. 2012. Consequences of underestimating ancient deforestation in South India for global assessments of climatic change. Current Science, 102 (12) : pp. 1699-1703.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES

Abstract : Land-cover changes occurring before 1800 are often ignored in the estimation of CO2 emissions, probably because they are poorly documented in most tropical countries. India appears to be an exception to this rule. It was possible to reconstitute the main stages of the land-cover history for a large region of South India, and therefore to retrace the dynamics of CO2 emissions during nearly 1000 years. It was then possible to demonstrate that 25% of the total emissions occurred before 1800, and are mistakenly considered as more recent emissions. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Déboisement, Gaz à effet de serre, Histoire, Changement climatique, couverture du sol, Utilisation des terres, Matière organique du sol, forêt tropicale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Inde

Mots-clés complémentaires : Déforestation

Mots-clés géographiques complémentaires : Inde sud

Classification Agris : K01 - Forestry - General aspects
P40 - Meteorology and climatology
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
B50 - History

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bourgeon Gérard
  • Nair K.M., ICAR (IND)
  • Ramesh B.R., Institut français de Pondichéry (IND)
  • Lo Seen Danny, CIRAD-ES-UMR TETIS (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-7773-2109

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