Proceedings of the regional technical workshop on Tree Volume and Biomass Allometric Equations in South Asia
Tree resources provide a large number of services such as wood, non-timber forest products, carbon sequestration, regulation of the water cycle, soil fertility, livestock fodder, etc. Assessing these resources, whether from trees inside or outside forests, is increasingly important given the continued degradation they face and the urgent need to design and implement appropriate policies and measures for their sustainable management. Allometric equations are tools of the trade to quantify volume, biomass and carbon stocks, whether for bio-energy, commercial timber or mitigation and adaptation to climate change purposes.
This document includes the findings from a UN REDD programme regional workshop whose aim was to identify the gaps and the needs in knowledge related to tree volume and biomass allometric equations in South Asia.