Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute Lae

Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute Lae

Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
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PubMed | University of Minnesota, New Guinea Binatang Research Center Madang and Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute Lae
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Austral ecology | Year: 2015

Efforts to incentivize the reduction of carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation require accurate carbon accounting. The extensive tropical forest of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a target for such efforts and yet local carbon estimates are few. Previous estimates, based on models of neotropical vegetation applied to PNG forest plots, did not consider such factors as the unique species composition of New Guinea vegetation, local variation in forest biomass, or the contribution of small trees. We analysed all trees >1cm in diameter at breast height (DBH) in Melanesias largest forest plot (Wanang) to assess local spatial variation and the role of small trees in carbon storage. Above-ground living biomass (AGLB) of trees averaged 210.72 Mgha

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