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Re-evaluation of forest biomass carbon stocks and lessons from the world's most carbon-dense forests

Keith, Heather; Mackey, Brendan; Lindenmayer, David

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From analysis of published global site biomass data (n = 136) from primary forests, we discovered (i) the world's highest known total biomass carbon density (living plus dead) of 1,867 tonnes carbon per ha (average value from 13 sites) occurs in Australian temperate moist Eucalyptus regnans forests, and (ii) average values of the global site biomass data were higher for sampled temperate moist forests (n = 44) than for sampled tropical (n = 36) and boreal (n = 52) forests (n is number of sites...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55614
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0901970106

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