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Table 5 The types of methods, data outcomes and studies included in the map

From: How have carbon stocks in central and southern Africa’s miombo woodlands changed over the last 50 years? A systematic map of the evidence

Data type Method description No of measurements Studies included
Basal area m2 ha−1 at 1.3 m above-ground 181 Lees [81]; Boaler and Sciwale [12]; Endean [11]; Strang [54]; Chidumayo [56, 82,83,84,85]; Kwibisa [86]; Chamshama et al. [87]; Banda et al. [88]; Williams et al. [89]; Ryan and Williams [90]; Mbwambo et al. [78]; Chomba et al. [91]; Kashindye et al. [92]; Sawe et al. [93]; Treue et al. [94]
Biomass Mg ha−1 187 Guy [95]; Stromgaard [96]; Chidumayo [97, 98]; Grundy et al. [99]; Smith [100]; Sambane [101]; Kutsch et al. [102]; Kashindye et al. [92]; Ando et al. [103]; Ryan et al. [104]; Sawe et al. [93]; Hofstad and Araya [105]; Jew et al. [17]
Above-ground carbon Mg C ha−1 105 Stromgaard [96]; Guy [95]; Chidumayo [97]; Grundy et al. [99]; Smith [100]; Sambane [101]; Kutsch et al. [102]; Kashindye et al. [92]; Ando et al. [103]; Sawe et al. [93]; Hofstad and Araya [105]; Shirima et al. [106]; Jew et al. [17]
Tree AGB & BGB kg tree−1 34 Ryan et al. [25]; Chidumayo [107]; Mugasha et al. [108]
Soil organic matter % per soil volume 361 Araki [109]; Kwibisa [86]; Chidumayo and Kwibisa [110]; Mapanda et al. [111, 112]; Muposhi et al. [113]
Soil organic carbon Mg C ha−1 108 Jenkinson et al. [114]; Chidumayo and Kwibisa [110]; Walker and Desanker [115]; Anonymous [116]; Williams et al. [89]; Rossi et al. [117]; Kutsch et al. [102]; Ryan et al. [25]; Woollen et al. [66]; Chidumayo [98]; Mapanda et al. [112]; Ando et al. [103, 118]; Muposhi et al. [113]; Shelukindo et al. [119]; Winowiecki et al. [120]
Policy and land use change    McGregor [77]; Abbot [121]; Hogan et al. [122]; Grace et al. [123]; Culas [124]; Davies et al.[125]; Mbwamdo et al. [78]; Chomba et al. [91]
  1. Studies in italic reflect those listed more than once
  2. AGB & BGB, above- and below-ground biomass respectively