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Carbon Sequestration and the Urban heat Island Effect

Author(s): Evan Blais

Virginia Commonwealth University

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An urban heat island is an urban or metropolitan area that is on average far warmer than the surrounding rural areas. In this lesson we will study the impact these warmer temperatures have on the carbon sequestration of urban trees.

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Version 1.0 - published on 12 May 2021 doi:10.25334/ZRXW-ZB81 - cite this


Based on a paper titled Urban Warming Reduces Aboveground Carbon Storage, this lesson uses photosynthetic and growth data to show the relationships between warming temperatures attributed to the urban heat island effect and carbon sequestration.

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