TitleEstimating biomass and biomass change of tropical forests. A primer
Job NumberW4095/E
Number in series134
Series titleFAO Forestry Papers
Number of pages55
Price US$$11.00
This publication is a practical guide for those who design forest inventories in which biomass estimation is a component. It describes primary data and measurement requirements for assessment of biomass per hectare. As supporting material it provides wood density data for a large number of tropical species. The primer also presents methods that are available for estimating biomass per hectare of tropical forest using mainly existing data. To this end equations and default values are given for a variety of cases. Finally, biomass per hectare estimates are presented for many tropical countries using the methodologies given.
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