Title: Afforestation management in north-western Europe - influence on nitrogen leaching, groundwater recharge, and carbon sequestration (AFFOREST): Full Project Description 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2001 
Availability: Afforest Consortium. (2001). Afforestation management in north-western Europe - influence on nitrogen leaching, groundwater recharge, and carbon sequestration (AFFOREST): Full Project Description. Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute, Denmark 
Author 1/Producer: Afforest Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.sl.kvl.dk/afforest/public/annex1.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 189 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Soil-->Erosion
Soil-->Processes
Soil-->Soil Overview
Soil-->Soil quality
 
Short description: In many European countries agricultural areas are currently being converted to forest. The overall aim of AFFOREST is to elaborate guidelines for afforestation strategies of former agricultural land in north-western Europe to account for a number of environmental impact categories: atmospheric deposition, leaching of nitrate, groundwater recharge, and carbon sequestration. The guidelines will be based on i) existing research data complemented by data to be collected on issues where present knowledge is insufficient, ii) use and development of process-based models and iii) a GIS-based system for scenario-analysis and decision support (AFFOREST-DSS). The objective of guidelines and AFFOREST-DSS is to support end-users like landscape and forest pla nners (on a local level) and policy makers (on a regional level) scheming future afforestation projects in an environmentally sound way, minimizing leaching of nitrate and maximizing C sequestration and water recharge. 
Link to Project(s): AFFOREST Afforestation management in north-western Europe - influence on nitrogen leaching, groundwater recharge, and carbon sequestration
 
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