Journal article

Additive biomass equations based on complete weighing of sample trees for open eucalypt forest species in south-eastern Australia

Huiquan Bi, Simon Murphy, Liubov Volkova, Christopher Weston, Thomas Fairman, Yun Li, Robert Law, Jaymie Norris, Xiangdong Lei, Gabriele Caccamo

Forest Ecology and Management | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015


The aboveground biomass and carbon stock of less commercialized Eucalyptus open forests of south-eastern Australia are not well-known due to a lack of accurate biomass equations for even the prevalent species in these forests. To improve biomass and carbon estimates of these forests, a total of 245 trees of 11 eucalypt species with DBH (diameter overbark at the breast height of 1.3m above ground level) up to 139cm and height up to 39m were destructively sampled across three broad study sites in north-central Victoria. Trees were sampled as the four aboveground components of lower stem, upper stem, crown, and dead attached stem and branch materials. All four components were weighed completely..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The field efforts of Geoff Portman, Paula Casey, Julia Boening, and Cian Gallagher in plot establishment, and Geoff Portman, Steve Burton, Brian Burton, Greg Smith, and Tarek Murshed in the destructive sampling were critical to the successful undertaking of this research and are much appreciated. John Houlihan, and Rod Keenan are thanked for their support in the progression of this research project through the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research. Funding for this research was provided by the State Governments of Victoria and New South Wales. Mr. Fabiano Ximenes provided comments on the manuscript.Collaboration with Chinese Academy of Forestry was supported by the "Lecture and Study Program for Outstanding Scholars from Home and Abroad (CAFYBB2011007)".