The carbon balance of tropical forest regions , 1990 – 2005

  title={The carbon balance of tropical forest regions , 1990 – 2005},
  author={Yadvinder S. Malhi},
Global awareness of the significance of the role that tropical forests play in the global carbon cycle has never been greater, but much uncertainty still exists as to the exact magnitude of this role. Here I review and attempt to synthesise the latest evidence of both the carbon source from tropical forest conversion, and the carbon sink in tropical vegetation. Tropical biome conversion is estimated to be a source of 1.3 0.2 Pg C year 1 to the atmosphere in both periods 1990– 1999 and 2000–2005… CONTINUE READING


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