Land use carbon fluxes are major uncertainties in the global carbon cycle. This is because carbon stocks, the extent of deforestation and degradation, and biomass growth remain poorly resolved, particularly in the densely populated savannas which dominate the tropics. These datasets concern quantification of woody carbon stocks in the world’s largest savanna—the southern African woodlands, revealing widespread degradation of those carbon stocks.

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  • GapFire 

    Williams, Mathew; Bowers, Sam; Ryan, Casey
    GapFire is a model developed as part of a pilot REDD+ project in conjunction with the Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative. It has been designed to predict changes in above ground biomass of miombo woodlands in ...
  • Carbon losses from deforestation and widespread degradation offset by extensive growth in African woodlands 

    McNicol, Iain; Ryan, Casey
    Data associated with the publication: McNicol, IM, Ryan, CMR & Mitchard ETA (2018) Carbon losses from deforestation and widespread degradation offset by extensive growth in African woodlands. Nature Communications, ...