Table 1 Mean AGC density in predisturbance forest types (MgC/ha).

For carbon data source description, see Materials and Methods.

Sample size (n)Predisturbance (year 2000) AGC density (MgC/ha)
Baccini et al. (48)Saatchi et al. (50)Avitabile et al. (51)Range
Primary forests270299.394.977.477.4–99.3
Natural (primary) woodlands38727.528.418.918.9–28.4
Secondary forests, woodlands,
and plantations
81948.448.344.844.8–48.4