Wanted: New allometric equations for large lianas and African lianas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sally E. Koerner, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Liana abundance appears to be increasing, possibly to the detriment of trees, but methods for measuring liana biomass are undependable. We show that five commonly used allometric equations produce disparate results and discuss two large information gaps—Central African lianas and large lianas—that currently preclude accurate liana biomass estimation.

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Biotropica. 48(5):561-564. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12353
Language: English
Date: 2016
aboveground biomass, Afrotropics, carbon sequestration, Gabon, tropical forest tropics

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