Mapping tree density at a global scale

  title={Mapping tree density at a global scale},
  author={T. Crowther and H. B. Glick and K. Covey and C. Bettigole and D. Maynard and S. Thomas and J. R. Smith and G. Hintler and M. Duguid and G. Amatulli and M. Tuanmu and W. Jetz and C. Salas and C. Stam and D. Piotto and R. Tavani and S. Green and G. Bruce and S. Williams and S. Wiser and M. O. Huber and G. Hengeveld and G. Nabuurs and E. Tikhonova and P. Borchardt and C.-F. Li and L. W. Powrie and M. Fischer and A. Hemp and J. Homeier and P. Cho and A. Vibrans and P. Umunay and S. Piao and C. Rowe and M. Ashton and P. Crane and M. Bradford},
  • T. Crowther, H. B. Glick, +35 authors M. Bradford
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.30 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.66 trillion in temperate… CONTINUE READING
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