J. Winsten, S. Walker, S. Brown and S. Grimland. 2011. Estimating Carbon Supply Curves from Afforestation of Agricultural Land in the Northeastern U.S. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-011-9303-0.
This paper estimates the maximum potential quantity and associated costs of increasing the storage of carbon by afforestation of existing agricultural land in the 11 states of the Northeast United States. The focus of the work was to describe location, the quantity, and at what cost it would be economically attractive to shift agricultural production to afforestation to increase carbon storage in the region. Widely available data sets were used to identify spatially-explicit areas for lower costs carbon offsets and estimate carbon supply curves related to afforestation of agricultural land over three time periods (10, 20, and 40 years)