Jul 15, 2015

Aboveground live carbon stock changes of California wildland ecosystems, 2001–2010

by
Patrick Gonzalez, John J. Battles, Brandon M. Collins, Timothy Robards, David S. Saah
,
Forest Ecology and Management
  • Finds aboveground live carbon stock in California wildlands was 850 ± 230 Tg in 2010
  • Finds aboveground live carbon showed a net decrease of 69 ± 15 Tg from 2001 to 2010
  • Finds two-thirds of the carbon loss occurred on the 6% of the state burned by wildfire
  • Finds remote sensing classification errors accounted for most of the uncertainty