First signs of carbon sink saturation in European forest biomass
Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Marcus Lindner, Pieter J. Verkerk, Katja Gunia, Paola Deda, Roman Michalak
and Giacomo Grassi
Nature Climate Change, published online: 18 August 2013
European forests are seen as a clear example of vegetation rebound in the Northern Hemisphere; recovering in area and growing stock since the 1950s, after centuries of stock decline and deforestation.
These regrowing forests have shown to be a persistent carbon sink, projected to continue for decades, however, there are early signs of saturation.
Forest policies and management strategies need revision if we want to sustain the sink.
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