Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 19, 2989–2999, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2989–2999, 2022
Research article
21 Jun 2022
Research article | 21 Jun 2022

Updated estimation of forest biomass carbon pools in China, 1977–2018

Chen Yang et al.

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Quantifying China's forest biomass C pool is important in understanding C cycling in forests. However, most of studies on forest biomass C pool were limited to the period of 2004–2008. Here, we used a biomass expansion factor method to estimate C pool from 1977 to 2018. The results suggest that afforestation practices, forest growth, and environmental changes were the main drivers of increased C sink. Thus, this study provided an essential basis for achieving China's C neutrality target.
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