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Detrital carbon pools in temperate forests: magnitude and potential for landscape-scale assessment

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Randall Kolka, Marie-Louise Smith, John B Bradford, Michael G Ryan, Richard A Birdsey, Peter Weishampel, and Scott V Ollinger, Detrital carbon pools in temperate forests: magnitude and potential for landscape-scale assessment: .

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Reliably estimating carbon storage and cycling in detrital biomass is an obstacle to carbon accounting. We examined carbon pools and fluxes in three small temperate forest landscapes to assess the magnitude of carbon stored in detrital biomass and determine whether detrital carbon storage is related to stand structural properties (leaf area, aboveground biomass, primary production) that can be estimated by remote sensing. We characterized these relationships with and without forest age as an additional predictive variable. Results depended on forest type. Carbon in dead woody debris was substantial at all sites, accounting for ~17% of aboveground carbon, whereas carbon in forest floor was substantial in the subalpine Rocky Mountains [...]

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