Does tree species mixture influence carbon storage in the aboveground biomass?

The species composition of the dominant species in a forest determinate the carbon storage in the aboveground biomass. Here it is important to find out if tree species richness and functional diversity can explain the variation in above-ground carbon storage. If this effects are significant, this would allow to enhance carbon stocks through both increased biomass production and increased carbon contents in wood biomass in mixed compared to pure stands.

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