Urbanization drastically alters the ecosystems structure and functions disrupts cycling of c and other elements along with water it alters the energy balance and influences climate at local regional and global scales in 2008 urban population exceeded the rural population in 2050 70 of the. Carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems rattan lal o bruce augustin editors carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems editors rattan lal carbon management and sequestration center the ohio state university oardc 2021 coffey road columbus oh 43210 usa email protected bruce augustin 17578 raymond road marysville oh 43040 usa email protected . Judicious planning and effective management can enhance c pool in urban ecosystems and off set some of the anthropogenic emissions principal components with regards to c sequestration include home lawns and turfs urban forests green roofs park and recreational sports facilities and urban agriculture. Green roofs are also important in influencing the albedo and the carbon and hydrologic cycles the strategy is to increase the green space areas enhance their net primary productivity and increase the overall carbon budget of urban ecosystems it is also important to link science with policy. Ecosystem services global climate change urban forestry tree cover forest inventory abstract carbon storage and sequestration by urban trees in the united states was quantified to assess the magnitude and role of urban forests in relation to climate change urban tree field data from 28 cities and
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