Analysis of results of biomass forest inventory in northeastern amazon for development of REDD+ carbon project

L.N.C. Mello, Marcio Ribeiro Sales, Luiz P. Rosa

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Abstract

In Brazil, a significant reduction in deforestation rates occurred during the last decade. In spite of that fact, the average annual rates are still too high, approximately 400.000 ha/year (INPE/Prodes). The projects of emissions reduction through avoided deforestation (REED+) are an important tool to reduce deforestation rates in Brazil. Understanding the amazon forest structure, in terms of biomass stock is key to design avoided deforestation strategies. In this work, we analyze data results from aboveground biomass of 1,019.346,27 hectares in the state of Pará. It was collected data from 16,722 trees in 83 random independent plots. It was tested 4 allometric equations, for DBH > 10cm: Brown et al. (1989), Brown and Lugo (1999), Chambers et al. (2000), Higuchi et al. (1998). It revealed that the biggest carbon stock of above ground biomass is stocked on the interval at DBH between 30cm and 80cm. This biomass compartment stocks 75.70% of total biomass in Higuchi et al. (1998) equation, 75.56% of total biomass in Brown et al. (1989) equation, 78.83% of total biomass in Chambers et al. (2000) equation, and 73.22% in Brown and Lugo (1999) equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
JournalAnais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Carbon forest
  • Climate change
  • Deforestation in Amazon
  • REDD+ projects

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