Global forest carbon budget over two time periods

Range Table - link Pg C/year
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 table 1PubMed ID21764754
Method "Here, [researchers] present bottom-up estimates of C stocks and fluxes for the world’s forests based on recent inventory data and long-term field observations coupled to statistical or process models (table S1). [They] advanced [their] analyses by including comprehensive C pools of the forest sector (dead wood, harvested wood products, living biomass, litter, and soil) and report past trends and changes in C stocks across countries, regions, and continents representing boreal, temperate, and tropical forests (refs 5, 6). To gain full knowledge of the tropical C balance, [they] subdivided tropical forests into intact and regrowth forests (Table 1)."
Comments Pg C/year=petagrams (10^15 grams) of carbon per year. See notes beneath table
Entered by Uri M
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