Mitchard, Edward T.A; Saatchi, Sassan S; Lewis , S. L.; Feldpausch, T R; Gerard, F F; Woodhouse, Iain H; Meir, Patrick
We present a critical evaluation of the above-ground biomass (AGB) map of Africa published in this journal by Baccini et al (2008 Environ. Res. Lett. 3 045011). We first test their map against an independent dataset of 1154 scientific inventory plots from 16 African countries, and find only weak correspondence between our field plots and the AGB value given for the surrounding 1km pixel by Baccini et al. Separating our field data using a continental landcover classification suggests that the...[Show more]
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