Current C stock in the world’s forests

Value 861 Pg C Range: ±66 Table - link Pg C
Organism Biosphere
Reference Pan Y et al., A large and persistent carbon sink in the world's forests. Science. 2011 Aug 19 333(6045):988-93. doi: 10.1126/science.1201609 p.989 left column bottom paragraph & Supporting Online Material p.26 table S3PubMed ID21764754
Comments "Global forest C stocks and changes. The current C stock in the world’s forests is estimated to be 861±66 Pg C, with 383±30 Pg C (44%) in soil (to 1-m depth), 363±28 Pg C (42%) in live biomass (above and below ground), 73±6 Pg C (8%) in deadwood, and 43±3 Pg C (5%) in litter (table S3)." Pg C=petagrams (10^15 grams) of carbon. See notes beneath table
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