• Estimating aboveground net biomass change for tropical and subtropical forests: refinement of IPCC default rates using forest plot data.

    Requena Suarez D, Rozendaal DM, De Sy V et al.
    Global change biology
    2019

    Countries with limited forest monitoring capabilities in the tropics and subtropics rely on IPCC 2006 default aboveground net biomass change (∆AGB) rates. As part of the 2019 Refinement to these guidelines, we provide a rigorous and traceable updates of the IPCC 2006 default rates in tropical and subtropical ecological zones. This study is an important step towards quantifying the role of tropical and subtropical forests as carbon sinks with higher accuracy and our new rates can be used for large‐scale GHG accounting by governmental bodies, nongovernmental organizations and in scientific research.