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Comparison of methods for estimating carbon dioxide storage by Sacramento's urban forestAuthor(s): Elena Aguaron; E. Gregory McPherson
Source: In: Lal, R.; Augustin, B.; eds. Carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems. New York, NY: Springer: 43-71. Chapter 3
Publication Series: Book Chapter
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DescriptionLimited open-grown urban tree species biomass equations have necessitated use of forest-derived equations with diverse conclusions on the accuracy of these equations to estimate urban biomass and carbon storage. Our goal was to determine and explain variability among estimates of CO2 storage from four sets of allometric equations for the same ground sample of 640 trees. We also compared the variability found in CO2 stored and sequestered per hectare among estimation apporaches for Sacramento's urban forest with the variation found among six other cities. We found substantial variability among the four approaches.
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CitationAguaron, Elena; McPherson, E. Gregory. 2012. Comparison of methods for estimating carbon dioxide storage by Sacramento's urban forest. In: Lal, R.; Augustin, B.; eds. Carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems. New York, NY: Springer: 43-71. Chapter 3.
Keywordscarbon storage, sequestration rates, allometric equations
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