The pins (right click) show research areas and project locations.  The background layers show the Earth's biomes, where we can safely store carbon in trees, plants, leaf litter, peat, soils, and general biodiversity 


Pan/zoom below or use mouse wheel to zoom Left-click to drag the map around Right-click on pins to open their notes

Click Layers off and on  in this list. Roll over a D to see how much carbon is stored in each biome.  Click on a T to see all the entries in that layer as a table. (Project locations and biome boundaries are approximate).


The search box above the map (Location) is for finding a place. The search box below (Show Search) is for finding entries. To return from the Table click MAP below.


This page  uses  cookies to remember which layers you switched on. It is hosted on a different site because Wordpress is not suitable. Find out how the map works, and about the Urbal Map, a Leeds-based research project, here.

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).