The global carbon sink: a grassland perspective

  title={The global carbon sink: a grassland perspective},
  author={Jonathan Scurlock and Dale O. Hall},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
The challenge to identify the biospheric sinks for about half the total carbon emissions from fossil fuels must include a consideration of below‐ground ecosystem processes as well as those more easily measured above‐ground. Recent studies suggest that tropical grasslands and savannas may contribute more to the ‘missing sink’ than was previously appreciated, perhaps as much as 0.5 Pg (= 0.5 Gt) carbon per annum. The rapid increase in availability of productivity data facilitated by the Internet… 

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