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Table 1 Carbon estimates for the period 1999–2002 in plant compartments and soils in the Tamaulipan thornscrub ecosystem of three Mexican States located within northeastern Mexico.

From: Carbon fluxes resulting from land-use changes in the Tamaulipan thornscrub of northeastern Mexico

Parameter Mexican State  
  Coahuila Nuevo Leon Tamaulipas  
Weighted average by state area     
Carbon Density Parameter (Mg ha-1)
Aboveground (TTF) 6.47 15.34 15.34 11.35*
Aboveground (Fallow) 3.00 7.11 7.11 5.25*
Roots (TTF) 5.09 10.06 10.06 7.81*
Roots (Fallow) 3.15 5.45 5.45 5.84*
Soils (TTF) 77.90 184.64 184.64 136.46*
Soils (Ag C) 32.65 77.38 77.38 57.19*
Soils (Fallow) 37.06 87.84 87.84 64.92*
  1. TTF = Tamaulipan thornscrub forest, Fallow period for 15 years, Ag C = carbon content in agricultural soils cultivated for 15 years.
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