Tree component biomass expansion factors and root-to-shoot ratio of Lebombo ironwood: measurement uncertainty

@inproceedings{Magalhes2015TreeCB,
  title={Tree component biomass expansion factors and root-to-shoot ratio of Lebombo ironwood: measurement uncertainty},
  author={Tarquinio Mateus Magalh{\~a}es and Thomas Seifert},
  booktitle={Carbon balance and management},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND National and regional aboveground biomass (AGB) estimates are generally computed based on standing stem volume estimates from forest inventories and default biomass expansion factors (BEFs). AGB estimates are converted to estimates of belowground biomass (BGB) using default root-to-shoot ratios (R/S). Thus, BEFs and R/S are not estimated in ordinary forest inventories, which results in uncertainty in estimates of AGB and BGB. Here, we measured BEF and R/S values (including… CONTINUE READING

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