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Table 2 Modeled carbon accumulation over 50 years of restoration age for riparian buffers on three landforms

From: Increases in soil and woody biomass carbon stocks as a result of rangeland riparian restoration

Channel Floodplain Upper bank
Age ABG tree/shrub C BLG tree/shrub C Δsoil C Total Age ABG tree/shrub C BLG tree/shrub C Δsoil C Total Age ABG tree/shrub C BLG tree/shrub C Δsoil C Total
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 134.65 24.38 0 159.03 5 171.52 30.22 4.34 206.07 5 153.41 27.37 5.60 186.38
10 150.65 28.95 0 179.61 10 214.86 39.68 8.67 263.21 10 186.43 34.98 11.20 232.62
15 152.55 30.55 0 183.10 15 225.82 43.27 13.01 282.09 15 193.54 37.73 16.80 248.07
20 152.78 31.52 0 184.30 20 228.58 45.07 17.34 291.00 20 195.07 39.15 22.40 256.62
25 152.81 32.27 0 185.07 25 229.28 46.26 21.68 297.22 25 195.40 40.14 28.00 263.54
30 152.81 32.89 0 185.70 30 229.46 47.18 26.01 302.66 30 195.47 40.92 33.60 269.99
35 152.81 33.42 0 186.23 35 229.50 47.96 30.35 307.81 35 195.49 41.59 39.20 276.28
40 152.81 33.89 0 186.70 40 229.52 48.63 34.68 312.83 40 195.49 42.18 44.80 282.47
45 152.81 34.31 0 187.12 45 229.52 49.24 39.02 317.77 45 195.49 42.70 50.40 288.59
50 152.81 34.69 0 187.50 50 229.52 49.78 43.36 322.66 50 195.49 43.17 56.00 294.66
  1. Aboveground (ABG) tree/shrub carbon is modeled as a logistic curve, using actual measurements of living biomass in restoration plots aged 1–42 years. Belowground (BLG) tree/shrub carbon is predicted from site age and plot-level live-tree biomass. The change in soil carbon represents the predicted mean value from a linear regression of soil C stock vs. restoration age; the regression was not significant for the channel landform. All values are in Mg C ha−1
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