The European carbon balance. Part 3: forests

S. Luyssaert, P. Ciais, S.L. Piao, E.D. Schulze, M. Jung, S. Zaehle, M.J. Schelhaas, M. Reichstein, G. Churkina, D. Papale, G. Abril, C. Beer, J. Grace, D. Loustau, G. Matteucci, F. Magnani, G.J. Nabuurs, H. Verbeeck, M. Sulkava, G.R. van der WerfI.A. Janssens

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    We present a new synthesis, based on a suite of complementary approaches, of the primary production and carbon sink in forests of the 25 member states of the European Union (EU-25) during 1990-2005. Upscaled terrestrial observations and model-based approaches agree within 25% on the mean net primary production (NPP) of forests, i.e. 520±75 g C m
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1429-1450
    JournalGlobal Change Biology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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