Forest regrowth carbon stock in soil and litter

  • Thomas Pugh (Creator)
  • Mats Lindeskog (Creator)
  • Benjamin Smith (Creator)
  • Benjamin Poulter (Creator)
  • Almut Arneth (Creator)
  • Vanessa Haverd (Creator)
  • Leonardo Calle (Creator)



Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (DGVM) simulations of net carbon uptake in old-growth and regrowth forest (defined as a stand age of less than 140 years) for the periods 1981-1990, 1991-2000 and 2001-2010. The TBM LPJ-GUESS was forced to recreate an observation-based distribution of forest stand age allowing calculation of both demographic and environmental components of forest carbon uptake. Results from additional simulations forcing the DGVMs, LPJ-GUESS, LPJ and CABLE with a dataset of land-use change transitions (LUH2) are provided as a comparison. A full description of the data can be found in the paper to which it relates: Pugh, T.A.M., Lindeskog, M., Smith, B., Poulter, B., Arneth, A., Haverd, V., Calle, L., Role of forest regrowth in global carbon sink dynamics. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, in press, 2019. If using this data, please cite both this dataset and the original paper. 10.1861/forest_regrowthCVegSoil.201901 (Details)
Variable: Carbon stock in soil and litter Forest type: Old-growth Model: LPJ-GUESS Demography dataset: GFAD Sensitivity code: Standard Environmental forcing: Full forcing (kg C m-2)
Date made available19 Feb 2019

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