First fully verified carbon account for Ukrainian forests

Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) researchers and collaborators finalized the first fully verified carbon account for the Ukrainian forest for 1990-2010 and produced a forecast for the next 30 years.

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Work on carbon accounting for the Ukrainian forest is based on methodology developed by ESM. The results of the project on Geoinformation technologies, spatio-temporal approaches and full carbon account for improving accuracy of GHG inventories (GESAPU) were presented in a book jointly published by IIASA and National University of Live and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine [1].

Within GESAPU, ESM hosted 41 person-months of visits by Ukrainian scientists during 2010-2014. Four Ukrainian collaborators, former IIASA participants in IIASA’s Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), received an award by decree of the Ukrainian President for achievements in science.

The work on a full verified carbon account was finished and published in 2014 (click on image to enlarge).


[1] Shvidenko A, Lakyda P, Schepaschenko D, Vasylyshyn R, Marchuk Y (2014). Carbon, climate and land-use in Ukraine: Forest sector. National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. ISBN:978-966-2464-40-5 [in Ukrainian].


National University of Live and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

National University Lviv Polytechnic, Lviv, Ukraine

Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

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Last edited: 21 April 2015


Steffen Fritz

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