Release:2018, Vol. 4. №3
About the author:Boris V. Krasutsky, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Professor, Department of the General Ecology, Chelyabinsk State University; firstname.lastname@example.org
This article touches upon the issue of an assessment of absorbing ability of forest ecosystems of the Chelyabinsk Region concerning technogenic carbon dioxide. It integrates the method of calculation of this indicator and analyzes the main ecological and economic aspects of a problem of forest exploitation in the region.
77.35 mln tons of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere of the Chelyabinsk Region each year, yet, the woods makes can only absorb 1.87 mln tons. In value terms, the assimilatory potential of the woods of Chelyabinsk region is estimated at $21.8-43.7 mln a year, which is 10 times more than the maximum cost of wood ($2.25 mln), which can be prepared for economic needs in the region within a year.