Total ecosystem turnover times of carbon for the globe, per biome

Range Table - link years
Organism Biosphere
Reference Carvalhais et al., Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems. Nature. 2014 Oct 9 514(7521):213-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13731. p.214 table 1PubMed ID25252980
Method Abstract: "Here [investigators] present a global, spatially explicit and observation-based assessment of whole-ecosystem carbon turnover times that combines new estimates of vegetation and soil organic carbon stocks and fluxes."
Comments P.214 left column bottom paragraph: "The longest turnover times are found in cold biomes (tundra, 65+13/-20 yr boreal forests, 53+20/-8 yr), in temperate grassland and shrubland (41+13/-9 yr) and in desert regions (36+14/-9 yr), whereas tropical forests and savannah exhibit the shortest turnover times (14+4/-3 and 16+6/-4 yr, respectively) (Table 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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