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Provedor de dados:  Acta Botanica
País:  Brazil
Título:  Biomass equations for Brazilian semiarid caatinga plants
Autores:  Sampaio,Everardo V.S.B.
Silva,Grécia C.
Data:  2005-12-01
Ano:  2005
Palavras-chave:  Stem diameter
Height
Crown area
Wood density
Resumo:  Allometric equations to estimate total aboveground alive biomass (B) or crown projection area (C) of ten caatinga species based on plant height (H) and/or stem diameter at ground level (DGL) or at breast height (DBH) were developed. Thirty plants of each species, covering the common range of stem diameters (3 to 50 cm), were measured (C, H, DGL, DBH), cut at the base, separated into parts, weighted and subsampled to determine dry biomass. Wood density (p) of the stem and the largest branches was determined. B, C, H and p ranged from 1 to 500 kg, 0.2 to 112 m², 1.3 to 11.8 m, and 0.45 to 1.03 g cm-3. Biomass of all 10 species, separately or together (excluding one cactus species), could be estimated with high coefficients of determination (R²) using the power equation (B = aDGLb) and DGL, DBH, H or combinations of diameter, height and density. Improvement by multiplying H and/or p to DGL or DBH was small. The mixed-species equation based only on DBH (valid up to 30 cm) had a = 0.173 and b = 2.295, similar to averages of these parameters found in the literature but slightly lower than most of those for humid tropical vegetation. Crown area was significantly related to diameter, height and biomass.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0102-33062005000400028
Editor:  Sociedade Botânica do Brasil
Relação:  10.1590/S0102-33062005000400028
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Acta Botanica Brasilica v.19 n.4 2005
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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