Guidelines for documenting and reporting tree allometric equations
- Cifuentes-Jara, Miguel; Matieu, Henry; Réjou-Méchain, Maxime; Wayson, Craig; Zapata-Cuartas, Mauricio; Piotto, Daniel; Alice-Guier, Federico; Castañeda-Lombis, Héctor; Castellanos-López, Edwin
Given the pressing need to quantify carbon fluxes associated with terrestrial vegetation dynamics, an increasing number of researchers have sought to improve estimates of tree volume, biomass, and carbon stocks. Tree allometric equations are critical tools for such purpose and have the potential to improve our understanding about carbon sequestration in woody vegetation, to support the implementation of policies and mechanisms designed to mitigate climate change (e.g. CDM and REDD+; Agrawal et al. 2011), to calculate costs and benefits associated with forest carbon projects, and to improve bioenergy systems and sustainable forest management (Henry et al. 2013).
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Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Plant production::Forestry
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