Carbon stocks in organic coffee systems in Chiapas, Mexico
Periodo de realización: 2015/06/01 al 2015/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: San Cristóbal de Las Casas, CHIS, México
Resumen: "Agroforestry systems contribute to the maintenance of ecosystem functions, especially agrisilvicultural systems
such as shade coffee systems. However, the role of organic crops to store carbon has been scarcely investigated.
This study aimed to quantify carbon stocks in organic polyculture coffee plantations, non-organic polyculture
plantations, and organic Inga spp.-shaded coffee systems in northern Chiapas, Mexico. Vegetation inventories
were carried out in 1,000 and 100 m2 circular plots from six agroforestry communities. Carbon stocks were
estimated from living biomass and roots through allometric formulas"