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Relationships between forest fine and coarse woody debris carbon stocks across latitudinal gradients in the United States as an indicator of climate change effectsAuthor(s): C.W. Woodall; G.C. Liknes
Source: Ecological Indicators. 8: 686-690.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionCoarse and fine woody materials (CWD and FWD) are substantial forest ecosystem carbon (C) stocks. There is a lack of understanding how these detritus C stocks may respond to climate change. This study used a nation-wide inventory of CWD and FWD in the United States to examine how these C stocks vary by latitude. Results indicate that the highest CWD and FWD C stocks are found in forests with the highest latitude, while conversely the lowest C stocks are found in the most southerly forests.
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CitationWoodall, C.W.; Liknes, G.C. 2008. Relationships between forest fine and coarse woody debris carbon stocks across latitudinal gradients in the United States as an indicator of climate change effects. Ecological Indicators. 8: 686-690.
Keywordslatitude, coarse woody debris, fine woody debris, carbon, climate change
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