International Forest, & Environmental Development
Forests store large amounts of carbon and need accurate allometric regressions for their estimation. Generally, this estimation of biomass is done through destruction of trees and construction of allometric relationships. Implications linked to destruction makes that in many forest ecosystems true data are lacking, resulting to on site data not available for climate change models and other models… The absence of species-specific or site-specific allometric equations has lead in many areas in the world to rely on general equations with data not collected locally for estimation of tree biomass and the accounting of the carbon budget. This lack of information has raised many discussions on the accuracy of these data for local and national reporting of the carbon budget under REDD+.
Development of a sampling design, training of local staff and assist in destructive data collection
Development of allometric relationships for estimation of forest biomass, carbon pools and fluxes in all types of ecosystems (Boreal, temperate, subtropical and tropical forests).
Estimation of biomass and carbon pools in the various landscapes of a forest ecosystem.
Estimation of the contribution of forest to climate change mitigation
Development of carbon map at local, provincial, national and regional scale