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Global Plantation Forest Carbon database

Bukoski, Jacob; Cook-Patton, Susan C.; Melikov, Cyril; Ban, Hongyi; Chen, Jessica Liu; Goldman, Elizabeth D.; Harris, Nancy L.; Potts, Matthew D.

This project systematically reviewed the literature for measurements of aboveground carbon stocks in monoculture plantation forests. The data compiled here are for monoculture (single-species) plantation forests, which are a subset of a broader review to identify empirical measurements of carbon stocks across all forest types. The database is structured similarly to that of the ForC ( and GROA databases (

When using these data, please cite:

Bukoski, J.J., Cook-Patton, S.C., Melikov, C., Ban, H., Liu, J.C., Harris, N., Goldman, E., and Potts, M.D. 2022. Rates and drivers of aboveground carbon accumulation in global monoculture plantation forests. [In press at Nature Communications.]

The code for all analyses in Bukoski et al., 2022 (paper associated with this dataset) is available at (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6588710).
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