||"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)."