Estimating the aboveground biomass of Bornean forest

Budiharta, Sugeng, Slik, Ferry, Raes, Niels, Meijaard, Erik, Erskine, Peter D. and Wilson, Kerrie A. (2014) Estimating the aboveground biomass of Bornean forest. Biotropica, 46 5: 507-511. doi:10.1111/btp.12132

Author Budiharta, Sugeng
Slik, Ferry
Raes, Niels
Meijaard, Erik
Erskine, Peter D.
Wilson, Kerrie A.
Title Estimating the aboveground biomass of Bornean forest
Journal name Biotropica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0006-3606
Publication date 2014-09
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/btp.12132
Open Access Status
Volume 46
Issue 5
Start page 507
End page 511
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract We apply a process-based model, called 3-PG (physiological principles for predicting growth), to estimate aboveground biomass for the primary forests of Borneo. Using publicly available soil and climate data, and parameterized with physiological traits of Bornean forest, the modeled aboveground biomass and basal area showed statistically significant relationships with field-measured data from 85 sites across four major forest types. Our results highlight the possibility to expand the application of 3-PG to forests of varying condition, which would facilitate inclusion of modeled forest biomass data for developing a Tier 3 carbon inventory system for Borneo.
Keyword Borneo
Carbon sequestration
Carbon-accounting system
Forest growth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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