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Table 2 Extent of lawn and mulched landcover on each of Boston University’s urban campuses, as well as total biogenic emissions and sequestration, net biogenic C flux, and ACES-derived Scope 1 emissions

From: Influence of landscape management practices on urban greenhouse gas budgets

Campus (area) Mulch cover (%) Lawn cover (%) Emissions via mulch (Mg C ha−1 year−1) Emissions via lawn (Mg C ha−1 year−1) C sequestered (Mg C ha−1 year−1) Net Biogenic C flux (Mg C ha−1 year−1) Scope 1 emissions (Mg C ha−1 year−1)
Charles River Campus (74 ha) 4.3 6.7 0.7 ± 0.18 0.9 ± 0.25 0.9 ± 0.67 0.8 ± 0.74 248
Medical Campus (32 ha) 4.8 10.1 0.8 ± 0.21 1.4 ± 0.38 0.7 ± 0.44 1.5 ± 0.62 440
Wheelock Campus (3.2 ha) 11.4 15.8 1.9 ± 0.49 2.2 ± 0.60 2.2 ± 0.67 1.9 ± 1.02 201