Current global carbon-stock in forest soil (to 1-m depth)

Value 383 Pg C Range: ±30 Pg C
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 right columnPubMed ID26787774
Primary Source Pan 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.1201609PubMed ID21764754
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 (BNID 114096). In this way, it has been estimated that the current C-stock in the soil forests (to 1-m depth) over the world is 383 ± 30 Pg C (primary source)." Pg C=Peta grams C=10^15 grams carbon
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ID 114097