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Taking stock of forest carbon

Forests take up and store large quantities of carbon. An analysis of inventory data from across the globe suggests that temperate and boreal forests accounted for the majority of the terrestrial carbon sink over the past two decades.

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Figure 1: The global forest carbon sink.

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Reich, P. Taking stock of forest carbon. Nature Clim Change 1, 346–347 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1233

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