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METHODOLOGY FOR CARBON OFFSET PROJECTS INVOLVING THE CONVERSION FROM CONVENTIONAL LOGGING TO FOREST MANAGEMENT WITH REDUCED IMPACT LOGGING.

Grant number: 09/13277-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Forest Management
Principal researcher:Edson José Vidal da Silva
Grantee:Thales Augusto Pupo West
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The voluntary carbon market makes possible the development of new forestry activities besides the ones set by the Kyoto Protocol. Among the different voluntary market standards, is the "Voluntary Carbon Standard" (VCS), the only standard that allows the development of carbon projects involving the conversion from conventional logging to forest management reduced impact logging (FM-RIL).However, for the implementation of such project activity, it is necessary the development of an appropriated methodology and its approval according the standards set by the VCS, which doesn't exist up to the moment.This master program aims to develop a methodology for carbon projects involving the conversion from conventional logging to FM-RIL and apply it in a real forest area context located in Paragominas, Pará State, in order to assess its economic and technical viability in a real project situation.The study area was submitted to 3 different forms of treatment - conventional logging, FM-RIL and not-logged (control) - presenting a high volume of data related to forest regeneration, collected during a period of 16 years.

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Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
WEST, THALES A. P.; VIDAL, EDSON; PUTZ, FRANCIS E.. Forest biomass recovery after conventional and reduced-impact logging in Amazonian Brazil. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 314, p. 59-63, . (09/13277-5)
VIDAL, EDSON; WEST, THALES A. P.; PUTZ, FRANCIS E.. Recovery of biomass and merchantable timber volumes twenty years after conventional and reduced-impact logging in Amazonian Brazil. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 376, p. 1-8, . (13/16262-4, 09/13277-5)
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
WEST, Thales Augusto Pupo. Methodology for calculating carbon credits for forest projects involving the conversion from conventional to reduced-impact logging. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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