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Table 2 Carbon stock A before fire per fuel compartments (in Mg C ha−1), determined for each of the three lenga beech forest sites studied in Andean Patagonia, Argentina. Biomass values are shown in parenthesis (mean ± one SE, expressed in Mg ha−1). Root C stock and biomass values were estimated as a fraction (0.24) of the mean total aboveground biomass.

From: Fire Emissions and Carbon Uptake in Severely Burned Lenga Beech (Nothofagus pumilio) Forests of Patagonia, Argentina

Study site Trees Shrubs Herbs Litter Coarse deadwood Total aboveground Roots Grand total
La Colisión 231.5 6.8 1.5 3.5   243.4 58.42 301.8
(482.4 ± 48.5) (14.1 ± 2.2) (3.1 ± 1.7) (9.4 ± 0.7)   (509 ± 53.1) (122.2) (631.2)
La Torta 191.9 6.4 2.7 5.8 2.1 208.9 50.13 258.13
(399.7 ± 107.1) (13.3 ± 1.8) (5.5 ± 0.6) (15.7 ± 1.0) (4.2 ± 2.3) (438.4 ± 112.8) (105.2) (543.6)
Lago Guacho 198.0 0.8 9.0 5.0 5.5 218.3 52.4 270.7
(412.5 ± 71.1) (2.2 ± 0.4) (16.8 ± 1.1) (13.6 ± 1.8) (11.1 ± 0.4) (456.2 ± 74.8) (109.5) (565.7)