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    Author(s): Thomas Brandeis; Matthew Delaney; Larry Royer; Bernard Parresol
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 197-202.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    We used forest inventory data, intensive tree measurement, destructive sampling in the field, and subsequent laboratory analyses to develop regression equations that estimate tree biomass, merchantable volume, and total volume for upland forests in Puerto Rican subtropical dry forest. Most parsimonious and additive biomass equations for mixed, dry forest species were fitted to data from 30 destructively sampled trees, and most parsimonious volume equations were fitted for mixed species, Bucida buceras, and Bursera simaruba. Before undertaking this study, we were unable to confidently estimate biomass and volume for these forests despite having current, detailed forest inventory data.

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    Brandeis, Thomas; Delaney, Matthew; Royer, Larry; Parresol, Bernard 2009. Allometric equations for predicting Puerto Rican dry forest biomass and volume. In: McRoberts, Ronald E.; Reams, Gregory A.; Van Deusen, Paul C.; McWilliams, William H., eds. Proceedings of the eighth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2006 October 16-19; Monterey, CA. Gen. Tech. Report WO-79. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 197-202.

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