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Adapted from Olson et al., 2001.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Desert and dry shrublands
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The large surface area of drylands gives dryland carbon sequestration a global significance,
despite their relatively low carbon density. The fact that many dryland soils have
been degraded means that they are currently far from saturated with carbon and their
potential to sequester carbon can be high.