Earth System Models Are Not Capturing Present‐Day Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics

Abstract Tropical forests play a key role in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere into the land surface. Recent analyses of long-term (1985–2014) forest inventory plots across the tropics show that structurally intact tropical forest are a large carbon sink, but that this sink has saturated and is projected to be in long-term decline. Here we […]

Earth System Models are not capturing present‐day tropical forest carbon dynamics

Abstract Tropical forests play a key role in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere into the land surface. Recent analyses of long-term (1985-2014) forest inventory plots across the tropics show that structurally intact tropical forest are a large carbon sink, but that this sink has saturated and is projected to be in long-term decline. Here we […]