Further Reading on Biochar


Island, Forest, Embers: The Japanese Canadian Charcoal Kilns of the Southern Gulf Islands

A history of charcoal production by Japanese Canadians in the Gulf Islands a century ago. Published by the Salt Spring Japanese Garden Society. Copies available at ‘Nook’ in Ganges.

Island, Forest, Embers book cover


Biochar is a ‘shovel-ready’ climate tech darling, but can it scale up?


Answering Burning Questions on Biochar


Project Drawdown and the use of biochar for carbon sequestration


Biochar activities heating up on Salt Spring

https://www.gulfislandsdriftwood.com/biochar-activities-heating-up-on-salt-spring Robb Magley, Gulf Islands Driftwood 16 November 2022

Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth

https://biochar-international.org/burn-using-fire-to-cool-the-earth/ Alan Bates and Kathleen Draper
book available to borrow from the Biochar Working Group
Burn book cover

Biochar from Biomass: A Strategy for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, Soil Amendment, Power Generation, CO2 Utilization, and Removal of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment


Biochar: Carbon Mitigation from the Ground Up


Application of Biochar for Carbon Sequestration Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change: An Analysis of Detention Basins in Fargo, North Dakota


A mycorrhizal fungus grows on biochar and captures phosphorus from its surfaces

paper downloaded from academia.edu

Biochar Basics: An A-to-Z Guide to Biochar Production, Use, and Benefits

https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/sites/default/files/documents/SYCU-Bulletin-BiocharAtoZ-May2022.pdf. 2022. US-FS, Rky Mtn Research Stn, Sci You Can Use Bulletin 54.

Forest management and biochar for continued ecosystem services

https://www.fs.usda.gov/rm/pubs_journals/2022/rmrs_2022_franco_c001.pdf. 2022. Franco et al. J Soil and Water Conserv 77(4). 3 pgs.

Biochar effects on soil biota – A review

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038071711001805?via%3Dihub. 2011. Lehmann et al. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43(9). 24 pgs.

Biochar for sustainable soil and environment: a comprehensive review

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-018-4074-5. 2018. Muhammad et al. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 11, Article number: 731. 14 pgs.

Life in the ‘charosphere’ – Does biochar in agricultural soil provide a significant habitat for microorganisms?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0038071713002149?via%3Dihub. 2013. Stephen Wade et al. Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2013) 1-7. 7 pgs.


Forest carbon status and trends

https://www.fs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fs_media/fs_document/Hot-Topic-Carbon-Status.pdf. 2021. Anon. US-FS, Research and Development Hot Topics, Fact Sheet FS-1189c. 2 pgs.

Forest carbon estimation and monitoring

https://www.fs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fs_media/fs_document/Carbon-Estimation.pdf. 2021. Anon. US-FS, Research and Development Hot Topics, Fact Sheet FS-1189d. 2 pgs.

Wild Carbon: A Synthesis of Recent Findings on Carbon Storage in Old Forests.

https://ijw.org/wild-carbon-storage-in-old-forests/ 2021. Anderson. J Wilderness 27(3).

Sinks for plant surplus carbon explain several ecological phenomena

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11104-022-05390-9. 2022. Prescott. Plant and Soil 476: 689-698.

Disturbance and management effects on forest soil organic carbon stocks in the Pacific Northwest.

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.2611?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=R3MR425&utm_content=LifeSciences 2022. Nave et al. Ecol Apps 32(6).

Field-based tree mortality constraint reduces estimates of model-projected forest carbon sinks

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-29619-4.pdf. 2022. Yu et al. Nature Commun 13: Art 2094.

Carbon and nitrogen cycling dynamics following permafrost thaw in the Northwest Territories, Canada

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969722043868. 2022. Dieleman et al. Sci Total Environ 845.

Operational assessment tool for forest carbon dynamics for the US: A new spatially explicit approach linking the LUCAS and CBM-CFS3 models

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13021-022-00201-1. 2022. Sleeter et al. Carbon Balance and Mgmt 17: Art 1.

Fire Management and Carbon Programs: A Systematic Literature Review and Case Study Analysis

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2022.2053618. 2022. da Veiga and Nikolakis. Society and Nat Resources 35(8).

The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands

https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2437. 2022. Harris et al. Frontiers Ecol and Environ 20(4).

Carbon 5–60 Years After Fire: Planting Trees Does Not Compensate for Losses in Dead Wood Stores

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2022.868024/full. 2022. Clason et al. Frontiers Forest Global Chg, June 16/22.

Tree Diversity, Site Index, and Carbon Storage Decrease With Aridity in Douglas-Fir Forests in Western Canada

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/ffgc.2021.682076/full. 2022. Roach et al. Frontiers Forest Global Chg, June 23/22.


The Relative Merits of Carbon Pricing Instruments: Taxes versus Trading

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/717773. 2022. Stavins. Review Environ Econ and Policy 16(1).

Limited impacts of carbon tax rebate programmes on public support for carbon pricing

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01268-3. 2022. Mildenberger et al. Nature Climate Chg 12: 141-147.

Carbon conundrums: Do US current carbon market baselines represent an undesirable ecological threshold?

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.16215 2022. D’Amato et al. Global Chg Biol 28(13). 4 pgs.

Forest carbon incentive programs for non-industrial private forests in Oregon: Impacts of program design on willingness to enroll and landscape-scale program outcomes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934122000909. 2022. Graves et al. Forest Policy and Econ 141.

Carbon monitoring and above ground biomass trends: Anchor forest opportunities for tribal, private and [US] federal relationships

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666719322001091. 2022. Corrao et al. Trees, Forests, People 9.

Does a Carbon Tax Reduce CO2 Emissions? Evidence from BC

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10640-022-00679-w. 2022. Pretis. Environ and Resource Econ 83: 115-144. OTHER KEYWDS: climate mitigation