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Tree biomass and carbon estimation of Pinus roxburghii and Eucalyptus camaldulensis

By: Ishfaq Ahmad Khan, Anwar Ali, Minhas Hussain, Habib Ullah, Azeem ur Rehman Nizar Al, Muhammad Aamad Khattak

Key Words: Above ground biomass, Below ground biomass, Carbon stocks, REDD+.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(6), 8-16, December 2018.

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Abstract

Forest play great role in regulation of global carbon cycles and acts as sink and source. The present study focused on the carbon stock in two carbon pools, above-ground biomass (AGB) and below ground biomass (BGB) in conifer forests and Eucalyptus plantation located in district Buner, Pakistan. The specific objectives were (1) to estimate above ground biomass (AGB) and below ground biomass (BGB), (2) to estimate carbon sequestration potential of the study area and (3) suggest measures for conservation and enhancement of carbon stock in the study area. Results the highest AGB and BGB (t/ha)for Pinusroxburghiiwas217.4and 72.5 and 44.8 respectively while the lowest tree biomass (36.8 t/ha). Regarding Eucalyptus plantation the highest and lowest for total biomass, AGB and BGB values (t/ha) were 35.6, 28.2 and 28.2 respectively. Similarly, highest total carbon stocks, AGC and BGC (t/ha) for Pinus roxburghii were 102.1, 81.1 and 21 respectively while regarding Eucalyptus, the highest total carbon stocks, AGC and BGC (t/ha) were estimated as 16.7, 13.2 and 3.4 respectively. Correlation between basal area (m2) per plot and total tree biomass for both species showed strong positive relationships. Regarding Pinus roxburghii the R2 value was 0.97 and for Eucalyptus the R2 value was 0.98. This study also recommends that the different forest types of Buner forest division have the potential for REDD+ activities in future.

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Tree biomass and carbon estimation of Pinus roxburghii and Eucalyptus camaldulensis

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Ishfaq Ahmad Khan, Anwar Ali, Minhas Hussain, Habib Ullah, Azeem ur Rehman Nizar Al, Muhammad Aamad Khattak.
Tree biomass and carbon estimation of Pinus roxburghii and Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(6), 8-16, December 2018.
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