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   gcis:findingNumber "9.4"^^xsd:string;
   gcis:findingStatement "Recent trends in some disturbance rates (e.g., wildfires and insects) have diminished the strength of net forest carbon uptake across much of North America. Net loss of forest carbon stocks from land conversions reduced sink strength across the continent by 11 Tg C per year, with carbon losses from forest conversion exceeding carbon gains from afforestation and reforestation (<em>medium confidence</em>)."^^xsd:string;
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## Properties of the finding:
   gcis:descriptionOfEvidenceBase "Carbon impacts of disturbance vary with several key features, including disturbance type and severity, temporal sequence of events, and biotic and climatic conditions of forest regeneration (Hicke et al., 2012; Williams et al., 2016). The extent, severity, and frequency of natural disturbances have increased in recent decades (Allen et al., 2010; Hicke et al., 2013), likely influenced by recent climate change and human activities."^^xsd:string;
   gcis:assessmentOfConfidenceBasedOnEvidence "Patterns and trends of major disturbances and forest conversions are well documented, however, their effects on carbon uptake and release can be diverse, presenting a significant challenge for assessing impacts on the carbon cycle."^^xsd:string;
   gcis:newInformationAndRemainingUncertainties "Basic understanding of carbon flux and stock dynamics following disturbance is still limited, with some studies suggesting a substantial impact to fluxes (Edburg et al., 2011) and others reporting a more muted response (Moore et al., 2013; Reed et al., 2014). Predictions of future disturbance trends are hampered by limited understanding of disturbance interactions from legacies of flammability, host species presence and absence, and active management responses such as fuel reduction treatments or preemptive and salvage logging."^^xsd:string;

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