calculate forest carbon stocks
Above-ground carbon storage • Tree and liana densities
largest sources for CO2 emissions in the tropics
understand the ecology and structural dynamics of forest ecosystems, as well as habitat needs of forest wildlife
indispensible part of a tropical ecology and conservation toolkit
based on the allometric, or proportional, relationship between above ground biomass (or AGB) and the product of wood density, tree diameter and total tree height
generic global or region-wide values are used to calculate AGB.
Biomass is then converted to tonnes of carbon per hectare
variation can be attributed to the dynamic nature of gap creation and forest regeneration
especially influenced by gaps are the lianas
estimate the standing carbon stock of the Cano Palma forest
standardised vegetation plot protocol.
abundance of lianas
record each tree above 10cm DBH.
ecord the number of lianas
AGB = 0.0671 (WD x DBH2 x H)0.976
AGB = ABG x 0.47
sum the AGB values
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