Carbon stock density in the world’s forests

Range in tropical forests 242: in boreal 239: in temperate 155 Table - link Mg C/ha
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 middle column top paragraph & Supporting Online Material p.26 table S3PubMed ID21764754
Comments "The C stock density in tropical and boreal forests is comparable (242 versus 239 Mg C/ha), whereas the density in temperate forests is ~60% of the other two biomes (155 Mg C/ha). Although tropical and boreal forests store the most carbon, there is a fundamental difference in their carbon structures: Tropical forests have 56% of carbon stored in biomass and 32% in soil, whereas boreal forests have only 20% in biomass and 60% in soil." See notes beneath table. Mg=Mega (10^6) grams
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