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Carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Terrestrial ecosystems store about 2100 Gt C in living organisms, litter and soil organic matter, which is almost three times that currently present in the atmosphere.
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Carbon stored by biome
Savannas and tropical grasslands
Temperate forests
Peat distribution in the World
Human use and conversion of tropical forests
Forest, crops and the people
Ocean carbon cycle
Plantation forestry