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
Biomass is the wt. of above ground vegetative matters produced per unit area. Thus, wood, branches, bark and leaves produced by trees, shrubs and herbs and other vegetation growing above the ground are included in biomass but it does not include roots, tubers etc; growing below ground.
It is the mass per unit volume. Specific density is ratio of density of any substance with water. The unit is kg/m3. Volume as well as weight shrink due to dryness. So, there is moisture content in fresh weight, it is expressed in %. Density varies from pith to sapwood. It also varies from stump to top. So, the density of trees varies from part to part.