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Bias in the attribution of forest carbon sinks

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A substantial fraction of the terrestrial carbon sink, past and present, may be incorrectly attributed to environmental change rather than changes in forest management.

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Acknowledgements

This research was funded by the EU-FP7 project VOLANTE (265104), by the ERC Grants 263522 and 242564, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), project P20812-G11, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the proVISION programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and the Einstein Siftung Berlin. Comments by Jed O. Kaplan helped to improve the manuscript. This research contributes to the Global Land Project.

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  1. Institute of Social Ecology Vienna (SEC), Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt, Wien, Graz, Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Vienna, Austria

    • Karl-Heinz Erb
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  2. LSCE CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, Orme des Merisiers, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

    • Sebastiaan Luyssaert
  3. Woods Hole Research Center, 149 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA 02540, USA

    • Richard A. Houghton
  4. Geography Department, Humboldt-University Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

    • Tobias Kuemmerle
  5. Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    • Tobias Kuemmerle
  6. Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215, USA

    • Pontus Olofsson

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