This study resampled soils from 102 forest monitoring plots in France after 15 years. The results suggest that forest soils in France have sequestered 0.35 MgC ha− 1 yr− 1 between 1993 and 2012. We show that soil carbon sequestration is affected by stand structure and declines as forests age.
Jonard, M.; Nicolas, M.; Coomes, D.A.; Caignet, I.; Saenger, A.; Ponette, Q.
Science of the Total Environment 574, 616-628