Carbon Stocks in an African Woodland Landscape: Spatial Distributions and Scales of Variation

  title={Carbon Stocks in an African Woodland Landscape: Spatial Distributions and Scales of Variation},
  author={Emily Woollen and Casey M. Ryan and Mathew Williams},
Current knowledge of Africa’s carbon (C) pools is limited despite its importance in the global C budget. To increase the understanding of C stocks in African woodlands, we asked how C stocks in soil and vegetation vary across a miombo woodland landscape and to what degree and at what scales are these stocks linked? We sampled along a 5-km transect using a cyclic sampling scheme to allow geostatistical analyses. Soil C stocks in the top 5 cm (12.1 ± 0.6 Mg C ha−1 (± SE)) and 30 cm depths (40.1… CONTINUE READING
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