Field Guide for Forest Biomass and Carbon Estimation



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Français / Español / PortuguésThis field guide provides an introduction to the basic tools and techniques used in obtaining ground-based estimates of aboveground forest biomass and carbon.  It was written for a general audience, emphasizing fundamental skills and real-world examples.  A modular approach was taken such that additional topics (chapters) could be added as desired.  Specifically, Version 1.0 of this field guide:• Explains the basics of GPS and GPS navigation• Describes how to establish sample plots used in obtaining forest measurements• Explains how to take tree diameter measurements used in forest biomass estimation• Demonstrates how to compute estimates of forest carbon storage from sample plot data• Serves as a reference for both field and office use• Incorporates graphical illustrations for multi-lingual users• Is not a substitute for formal instruction and hands-on training