Carbon sequestration is the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into the long lived pools of the carbon such as the living plant biomass and soil. Carbon dioxide gas (CO2) is the major Green house gas in the atmosphere. Forest and soil play major role in sequestrating atmospheric carbon into biomass and soil. Forest plays a major role in global carbon balance.
This paper aims at developing allometric equations for Eucalyptus camaldulensis to estimate biomass; assessing the proportion of stem, branches and leaves in the above ground biomass and determining the percentages of sapwood, heartwood and bark in the bole. Plantation areas of Sagarnath Forest Development Project were selected for this research.
Community managed forest is gaining popularity in the proposed Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) scheme due to its potentiality to sequester CO2, one of the major green house gasses in biomass and organic matter.
Mapping Above Ground Woody Biomass using Field Inventory Data, Remote Sensing and Geo-statistical Models
Forests play an important role in regional and global carbon (C) cycles as they store large quantities of carbon invegetation (Brownetal., 1996). Because of their importance in the global C cycle, there is an increasing need to accurately estimate the amount of C (or biomass) forests contain (Brown and Lugo,1982; Birdsey, 1992). Information about above ground biomass (AGB) is necessar