Allometric equations for pioneer tree species and estimation of the aboveground biomass of a tropical secondary forest in East Kalimantan

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Abstract

To estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical secondary forests dominated by pioneer species, allometric equations to relate diameter at breast height with the dry mass of the aboveground organs of several pioneer species were developed. The aboveground biomass of secondary forests was estimated using four methods based on the allometric equations. Biomass estimated with an allometric equation for all species combined was equivalent to that estimated with species-specific allometric equations. However, the estimated biomass based on a general-purpose allometric equation was substantially higher than that using other allometric equations. The allometric equation for all species combined is suitable for estimating the biomass of a secondary forest from the view points of accuracy and labor.

Journal

  • Tropics

    Tropics 14(1), 123-130, 2004-09-30

    JAPAN SOCIETY OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10014457573
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10528811
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0917415X
  • NDL Article ID
    7405823
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR1(科学技術--生物学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-3157
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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