|Título: ||Aboveground biomass equations for sustainable production of fuelwood in a native dry tropical afro-montane forest of Ethiopia|
|Autor: ||Tesfaye, Mehari Alebachew|
Bravo Oviedo, Andrés
Bravo Oviedo, Felipe
Ruiz Peinado, Ricardo
|Año del Documento: ||2016|
|Documento Fuente: ||Annals of Forest Science (2016) 73:411–423|
|Resumen: ||Biomass equations are needed to correctly quantify harvestable stock and biomass for sustainability efforts in forest management, but this kind of information is scarce in Ethiopia.
This study sought to develop biomass models for five of the most common native tree species in the Chilimo dry afro-montane mixed forest in the central highlands of Ethiopia: Allophyllus abyssinicus, Olea europaea ssp.cuspidata, Olinia rochetiana, Rhus glutinosa and Scolopia theifolia. Comparison with generalized models was intended to show the greater accuracy of the specific models.
A total of 90 trees from different diameter classes were selected, felled and divided into different biomass compartments. Biomass equation models were fitted using joint-generalized least squares regression to ensure the additivity property between the biomass compartments and total biomass.
These were the first models developed for these species in African tropical forests. Models were including diameter at breast height and total height as independent variables, obtaining more accurate biomass estimations using these models than from generalized models.
Fitted models are reliable for estimating aboveground biomass in the Chilimo forest and for more general application in similar forest types. Model applicability for biomass or carbon estimation is high within forest inventory data contexts.|
|Materias (normalizadas): ||Bosques y silvicultura - Etiopía|
|Departamento: ||Instituto Universitario de Gestión Forestal Sostenible|
|Aparece en las colecciones:||IUGFS - Artículos de revista|