Carbon stocks and accumulation rates in Pacific Northwest forests: role of stand age, plant community, and productivity

The study examines measured change in live and dead woody C pools from 8767 inventory plots on 9.1 million ha of Pacific Northwest National Forest lands to determine how the balance of tree growth, mortality, and dead wood decomposition varied by stand age, plant community type, and site productivity; and to compare the contribution of different tree sizes to C accumulation

A. N. Gray
T. R. Whittier
M. E. Harmon
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