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Table 5 Comparisons of plant debris stock (Mg∙ha− 1) and plant debris carbon stock (Mg∙ha− 1) among different regions

From: Changes in plant debris and carbon stocks across a subalpine forest successional series

Area Earlier succession Mid-succession Later succession Tendency Reference
CWD Carbon CWD Carbon CWD Carbon
Subalpine forests of western Sichuan 25.73 11.40 50.45 23.24 63.98 29.10 Increasing This study
Primary temperate forests of southern Chile 18.00 64.50 173.75 Increasing Carmona et al. (2002)
Gorazbon forests of Northern Iran 37.05 (m3∙ha−1) 25.95 (m3∙ha− 1) 51.25 (m3∙ha− 1) ‘U-shaped’ Sefidi (2010)
Dry tropical forest of Southern Mexico 51.62 11.38 37.46 ‘U-shaped’ Eaton and Lawrence (2006)
Upland oak-hickory forests of southern Indiana 137.2 69.0 39.8 19.9 59.0 29.7 Decreasing Idol et al. (2001)
  NWD Carbon NWD Carbon NWD Carbon   
Subalpine forests of western Sichuan 1.01 0.42 0.82 0.35 0.77 0.32 Decreasing This study
Semi-evergreen tropical forests of south-eastern Mexico 5.20 2.34 7.10 3.20 6.29 2.83 Increasing than decreasing Aryal et al. (2015)
Subtropical forests of eastern China 6.38 0.60 (%) 8.15 0.65 (%) 11.69 0.75 (%) Increasing Yan et al. (2009)