Fraction of forest carbon that is in soil

Range >50% (can reach 75%) %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Siles JA et al., Effect of altitude and season on microbial activity, abundance and community structure in Alpine forest soils. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2016 Mar92(3). pii: fiw008. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw008 p.1 left and right columnPubMed ID26787774
Primary Source Rodeghiero M Tonolli S Vescovo L et al INFOCARB: A regional scale forest carbon inventory (Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Southern Italian Alps) Forest Ecol Manag 2010 259 1093 101
Comments P.1 left column: "The amount of soil organic C in forests typically accounts for more than 50% of the total ecosystem carbon and in some cases it exceeds the carbon stored in the aboveground biomass by three times (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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