Forest soils in France are sequestering substantial amounts of carbon

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
2017

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