J. For. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-018-0707-5 ORIGINAL PAPER Species-speciﬁc allometric equations for improving aboveground biomass estimates of dry deciduous woodland ecosystems 1 2 1 1 • • • • Amsalu Abich Tadesse Mucheye Mequanent Tebikew Yohanns Gebremariam Asmamaw Alemu Received: 6 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 January 2018 Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Allometric equations are important for quanti- biomass and carbon stock estimation for dry woodland fying biomass and carbon storage in terrestrial forest ecosystems. ecosystems. However, equations for dry deciduous wood- land ecosystems, an important carbon sink in the lowland Keywords Woodland Allometric equations areas of Ethiopia have not as yet been developed. This Aboveground biomass Destructive sampling study attempts to develop and evaluate species-speciﬁc allometric equations for predicting aboveground biomass (AGB) of dominant woody species based on data from Introduction destructive sampling for Combretum collinum, Combretum molle, Combretum harotomannianum, Terminalia laxiﬂora Although the rate of global deforestation is alarming and and mixed-species. Diameter at breast height ranged from 5 leads to increasing carbon dioxide (CO ) emissions, ter- to 30 cm. Two empirical equations were developed using restrial forest ecosystems play substantial roles in seques- DBH (Eq. 1)
Journal of Forestry Research – Springer Journals
Published: May 30, 2018
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