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Table 6 Comparison of carbon content (Mg C ha−1) in standing biomass, litter, and soil of dry forests

From: Assessment of above- and belowground carbon pools in a semi-arid forest ecosystem of Delhi, India

Forest type/region Standing biomass LB SOC Source
Tropical dry forest of Asia 120; 78–96    Gibbs et al. (2007); IPCC (2006)
Tropical dry forests of Africa 17    Gibbs et al. (2007)
Tropical dry forest, Brazil 19.27 2.62   Júnior et al. (2016)
Dry forest Tigray, Ethiopia 58.11    Solomon et al. (2017)
Dry Afromontane forest in Northern Ethiopia 15.59–77.19 1.68–2.25 87.55–102.33 Solomon et al. (2018)
Secondary tropical dry forest in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico 56.6    Dai et al. (2014)
Semi-arid (Picea crassifolia) forest in northeastern Tibet 55 3 306 (0–100 cm) Wagner et al. (2015)
Tropical dry forest of Javadi Hills, India 52–116    Naveenkumar et al. (2017)
Tropical dry deciduous forest, India 93.8    Singh (1990)
Tropical thorn forest, India 40    Salunkhe et al. (2018)
Tropical dry forests of Eastern Ghats, India 6.98–257.25    Sahu et al. (2016)
Tropical dry deciduous forest, Eastern Ghats, India    16.92–44.65 Gandhi and Sundarapandian (2017)
Tropical dry deciduous forests in Central India 48.97–214.97    Joshi and Dhyani (2018)
Tropical dry deciduous forest, India 12.79–62.48 0.42–6.49 30–59.23 FSI (2017)
Tropical dry evergreen forest, India 18.85–48.58 0.9–1.91 35.08–89.01 FSI (2017)
Tropical thorny forest, India 4.91–13.30 0.76–2.18 19.43–30.17 FSI (2017)
Semi-arid forest in Delhi, India 41.87 0.26 21.36 (0–20 cm) Present study
  1. LB litter biomass, SOC soil organic carbon