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Carbon stored by biome

Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Dividing the world into seven biomes, we estimate that tropical and subtropical forests store the largest amount of carbon, almost 550 Gt.
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Carbon cycle
Peat distribution in the World
Savannas and tropical grasslands
Temperate forests
Forest, crops and the people
Plantation forestry
Human use and conversion of tropical forests
Ocean carbon cycle