Assessment of Aboveground Carbon in Primary and Selectively Harvested Tropical Forest in Papua New Guinea
Julian C Fox, Cossey K Yosi, Patrick Nimiago, Forova Oavika, Joe N Pokana, Kunsey Lavong, Rodney J Keenan
Biotropica | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2010
Awarded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Several people from PNGFRI have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the PSP network. F. Oavika, C. Yosi, J. Pokana, and K. Lavong have managed PSP establishment and remeasurement over the last 15 yr. J. Sabub has provided secretarial and data entry services. Field assistants were S. Maine, T. Urahau, M. Peter, A. Basenke, G. Mambo, S. Masbong, D. Sinawi, and S. Mathew. The PSP program was established in 1992 under the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) research project 'Intensification of Growth and Yield Studies of previously Logged-over Forests in Papua New Guinea'. From 2001 to 2005, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project FST/1998/118 (planning methods for sustainable management of timber stocks in PNG) provided funds to support the remeasurement of 32 PSPs. ACIAR project FST/2004/061 (assessment, management, and marketing of goods and services from cutover native forests in PNG) is providing funding for ongoing maintenance and remeasurement of these plots as well as the management of the PSP system. As of March 2009, ACIAR project FST/2004/061 had funded the remeasurement of 40 PSP plots. This study was conducted while the primary author ( J.C. Fox) was an ACIAR Research Fellow for project FST/2004/061. C.K. Yosi was supported by an ACIAR John Allwright Fellowship while undertaking PhD studies at The University of Melbourne.