Carbon stock and its responses to climate change in Central Asia.

  title={Carbon stock and its responses to climate change in Central Asia.},
  author={Chaofan Li and Chi Zhang and Geping Luo and Xi Chen and Bagila Maisupova and Abdullo A Madaminov and Qifei Han and Bekmamat M Djenbaev},
  journal={Global change biology},
  volume={21 5},
Central Asia has a land area of 5.6 × 10(6) km(2) and contains 80-90% of the world's temperate deserts. Yet it is one of the least characterized areas in the estimation of the global carbon (C) stock/balance. This study assessed the sizes and spatiotemporal patterns of C pools in Central Asia using both inventory (based on 353 biomass and 284 soil samples) and process-based modeling approaches. The results showed that the C stock in Central Asia was 31.34-34.16 Pg in the top 1-m soil with… CONTINUE READING
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