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Table 4 Carbon concentration (%) of woody debris found in the forestry literature for Tropical Forests and Cerrado ecosystems

From: Wood density and carbon concentration of coarse woody debris in native forests, Brazil

    Carbon concentration (%)   
Reference Forest type Country Decay class 1 Decay class 2 Decay class 3 Decay class 4 Decay class 5 Criteria Sample size
This study Seasonal semi-deciduous forest Brazil 50.5 51.3 49.6 50.0 49.2 ≥10 cm 506
Chao et al. (2017) Tropical lowland windswept forest Taiwan 37.6 41.1 36.6 28.7 15.8 ≥1 cm 95
Chao et al. (2017) Tropical lowland rainforest Taiwan 45.0 41.7 38.8 32.2 23.7 ≥1 cm 95
Meriem et al. (2016) Tropical lowland rainforest Indonesia 43.0   41.5   40.0 ≥10 cm 261
Iwashita et al. (2013) Tropical montane wet forest Hawaii 46.3 46.8   47.6 47.9 ≥2 cm 48
Wilcke et al. (2005) Tropical lower montane forest Ecuador 46.8     47.2 ≥10 cm 16
Clark et al. (2002) Tropical wet forest Costa Rica 48.3   47.2   46.4 ≥10 cm 21
This study Cerrado sensu-stricto Brazil 49.8 49.7 49.8 49.5 47.1 ≥10 cm 182