Fraction of global terrestrial surface biomass of carbon (C) that resides in forest trees

Range ~90 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference Klein T, Hoch G. Tree carbon allocation dynamics determined using a carbon mass balance approach. New Phytol. 2014 Aug 26. doi: 10.1111/nph.12993. p.1 left columnPubMed ID25157793
Primary Source Korner C. 2003. Carbon limitation in trees. Journal of Ecology 91: 4–17.
Comments Does not include bacteria etc. "About 90% of the global biomass of carbon (C) resides in forest trees, and hence their C allocation dynamics are central to global biogeochemistry as well as to their organismal eco-physiology, directly affecting survival and growth (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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