Tundra

Boreal Forest

Temporate Forest

Temporate Grasslands

Tropical and Subtropical Forest

Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands

Deserts and Dry Scrubland

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The map shows:

UBoC-Supported Projects,

UBoC and LEAF Research,

Projects Seeking Support,

and the biomes of the world,

(click top left to explore)

 

Biome layers are drawn from Trumper K, Bertzky M, Dickson B van der Heijden G, Jenkins M Manning P - June 2009. The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation A UNEP rapid response assessment. United Nations Environment Programme UNEPWCMC Cambridge UK. 

 

Carbon estimates combine a dataset of carbon stored in live biomass (Ruech and Gibbs 2008) with a dataset of soil to Im depth (IGBP-DIS 2000). Estimates are for carbon in living organisms above and below ground, in litter and in soil organic matter.  

 

NB This map omits Lakes (0.98 gt) Rock and Ice (1.47gt) and Oceans (38,400 gt).