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View the documentAppendix 1 - List of wood densities for tree species from tropical America, Africa, and Asia.
View the documentAppendix 2 - Original biomass data used to develop the biomass regressions equations for broadleaf forests.

Appendix 2 - Original biomass data used to develop the biomass regressions equations for broadleaf forests.

BIOMASS DATA FOR REGRESSION EQUATION FOR THE DRY ZONE (EQ. 3.2.1)

Sources:

1. Mann, H. S. and S.K. Saxena, 1982. Improvement of energy resources in Indian arid zone. Pages 283-292 in P. K. Khoska (ed.). Improvement of forest biomass, symposium proceedings, Indian Society of Tree Science, Solan, India.

2. Bandhu, D., 1973. Chakia project tropical deciduous forest ecosystems. Pages 39-61 in L. Kerr (ed.), Modeling forest ecosystems. EDFB-IBP-737, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA.

dbh (cm)

Biomass (Kg)

Source

3.7

5.0

1

8.5

14.8

1

20.3

166.5

1

24.0

241.0

1

31.0

417.0

1

41.0

510.9

1

23.2

343.1

2

23.5

446.7

2

23.8

243.3

2

24.2

367.5

2

31.8

454.4

2

15.2

52.0

2

17.1

27.1

2

18.4

69.9

2

23.2

202.6

2

29.6

414.0

2

30.2

394.8

2

34.7

550.8

2

10.8

32.6

2

18.7

92.3

2

21.6

191.4

2

39.2

407.7

2

29.9

225.3

2

30.2

378.9

2

17.1

81.8

2

34.0

709.7

2

19.4

113.9

2

14.6

51.2

2

12.4

64.1

2

BIOMASS DATA FOR REGRESSION EQUATIONS FOR MOIST ZONE (EQ. 3.2.3 AND 3.2.4)

Sources:

1. C. Jordan and C. Uhl, 1986, provided unpublished tree data.

2. Russell, C., 1983. Nutrient cycling and productivity of native and plantation forests at Jari Florestal, Para, Brazil. PhD dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

3. Yamakura, T., et al., 1986. Tree size in a mature dipterocarp forest stand in Sebula, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Southeast Asian Studies 23:451-478.

4. Hozumi, K., et al., 1969. Production ecology of rain forests in Cambodia. I. Plant biomass. Nature and Life in Southeast Asia 6:1-51.

5. R. A. Houghton, 1994, provided unpublished tree data.

dbh (cm)

Biomass (Kg)

Source:

6.4

17.0

1

6.6

22.2

1

6.8

31.7

1

7.6

18.7

1

8.0

30.8

1

8.2

30.4

1

8.3

38.1

1

8.6

43.3

1

9.2

42.4

1

9.3

44.9

1

17.8

143.7

1

19.1

213.8

1

20.1

165.1

1

21.3

332.2

1

23.7

520.0

1

10.5

62.0

1

12.4

94.8

1

13.0

143.6

1

13.2

57.3

1

24.3

227.8

1

26.7

315.7

1

27.1

645.9

1

30.2

458.4

1

31.2

788.7

1

34.4

923.9

1

35.0

933.5

1

35.7

614.2

1

36.6

852.3

1

38.8

909.8

1

42.0

1 933.4

1

47.8

1 903.5

1

48.5

2 258.5

1

55.4

3 932.8

1

58.3

1 885.5

1

58.6

3819.3

1

67.5

2 695.1

1

14.6

64.0

1

12.7

39.3

1

19.3

89.4

1

9.4

19.1

1

12.1

16.5

1

10.0

47.0

2

11.6

73.0

2

11.8

92.3

2

12.1

57.4

2

12.9

148.5

2

13.1

70.9

2

14.2

144.0

2

15.0

197.2

2

15.1

148.9

2

16.0

169.9

2

34.6

1 347.0

2

36.8

1 247.7

2

38.0

1 807.4

2

13.5

53.5

2

15.0

136.3

2

130.5

42 843.0

3

127.0

24 952.6

3

64.1

7 580.4

3

64.3

4 749.1

3

58.6

2 236.9

3

46.5

2 308.9

3

53.4

4 002.5

3

48.1

2 367.3

3

29.5

993.5

3

25.3

559.6

3

22.1

317.5

3

20.8

194.5

3

22.9

239.7

3

22.6

443.4

3

26.3

518.9

3

25.0

485.5

3

20.2

277.5

3

25.6

627.4

3

36.0

1 108.2

3

25.4

481.5

3

30.1

841.3

3

12.8

82.5

3

13.5

148.2

3

15.3

77.3

3

10.5

38.8

3

11.9

109.6

3

13.7

120.4

3

19.0

189.8

3

11.4

22.4

3

19.0

169.4

3

9.8

50.8

3

12.2

45.7

3

10.4

35.2

3

16.3

170.4

3

12.2

75.3

3

14.8

433.2

3

15.0

115.4

3

11.6

67.4

3

12.2

82.5

3

5.5

6.3

4

6.5

12.7

4

6.0

10.8

4

5.9

10.6

4

9.4

26.8

4

5.8

11.3

4

5.7

8.9

4

6.3

10.5

4

7.2

17.8

4

9.2

29.7

4

6.4

12.8

4

5.7

12.1

4

5.0

5.2

4

8.2

19.4

4

9.9

41.8

4

7.0

17.6

4

6.6

17.2

4

5.0

8.7

4

6.7

15.4

4

10.1

23.2

4

11.8

67.5

4

8.7

20.9

4

5.2

5.9

4

7.4

6.7

4

5.0

7.4

4

5.2

10.1

4

5.5

8.5

4

5.9

12.8

4

5.0

8.5

4

8.7

25.9

4

6.8

16.4

4

7.5

20.4

4

5.3

7.8

4

6.5

19.4

4

5.7

8.8

4

5.7

9.1

4

9.2

26.2

4

10.8

36.6

4

10.5

49.9

4

5.0

5.3

4

10.4

32.4

4

5.2

5.3

4

7.6

19.2

4

7.0

19.3

4

7.6

24.1

4

14.6

88.3

4

12.0

70.1

4

6.1

12.8

4

5.3

12.0

4

14.1

81.2

4

12.1

27.9

4

11.8

69.1

4

5.3

8.9

4

19.0

190.0

4

16.6

116.8

4

27.4

399.2

4

37.0

691.5

4

24.0

420.0

4

27.0

559.2

4

25.5

375.6

4

21.1

247.5

4

41.3

1 336.8

4

9.3

36.6

4

8.1

35.6

4

5.2

7.7

4

7.2

15.7

4

5.6

9.4

4

133.2

20 599.4

4

5.9

7.8

4

5.5

16.1

4

5.9

4.2

4

5.9

4.1

4

148.0

39 900.0

5

128.0

23 200.0

5

BIOMASS DATA FOR REGRESSION EQUATIONS FOR THE WET ZONE (EQ. 3.2.5)

Sources:

1. Ovington, J. D. and J. S. Olson, 1970. Biomass and chemical content of El Verde lower montane rain forest plants. Ch. H-2 in H. T. Odum and R. F. Pigeon (eds.), A tropical rain forest. Division of Technical Information TID 24270, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va.

2. Edwards, P. J. and P. J. Grubb, 1977. Studies of mineral cycling in a montane rainforest in New Guinea. Journal of Ecology 65:943-969.

3. A. Joyce, 1989, provided unpublished tree data for Costa Rica.

dbh (cm)

Biomass (Kg)

Source

11.7

53.5

1

5.7

7.9

1

7.1

13.3

1

5.1

3.2

1

6.1

9.4

1

19.8

192.2

1

7.6

14.5

1

17.5

155.4

1

5.6

4.1

1

5.6

7.2

1

5.3

4.9

1

8.6

11.4

1

19.3

122.9

1

31.2

384.2

1

35.6

489.9

1

45.7

523.2

1

5.6

6.4

1

5.8

4.8

1

11.2

15.4

1

18.5

140.3

1

10.9

24.6

1

10.3

26.3

1

10.9

21.5

1

8.1

9.4

1

12.9

29.4

1

20.8

121.9

1

4.5

3.4

1

4.1

2.5

1

4.3

0.4

1

5.3

2.1

1

10.9

27.3

1

7.4

11.6

1

6.0

4.4

1

4.3

3.2

1

9.9

25.4

2

11.8

63.5

2

12.7

45.1

2

13.1

60.7

2

13.7

85.3

2

14.3

62.1

2

14.6

42.9

2

15.3

59.9

2

15.9

49.5

2

16.2

141.2

2

16.6

113.8

2

17.5

248.3

2

17.5

77.4

2

19.1

151.4

2

19.4

161.9

2

20.1

121.4

2

20.1

222.8

2

20.4

209.1

2

20.7

166.7

2

21.6

292.5

2

22.0

271.3

2

27.1

268.9

2

27.7

374.9

2

31.8

598.0

2

34.1

872.3

2

36.9

1 226.0

2

40.1

791.0

2

48.4

1 047.3

2

54.1

1 457.0

2

54.1

1 843.7

2

70.0

1 706.5

2

78.0

3 903.0

2

18.1

230.3

2

28.6

432.3

2

43.9

1 292.9

2

110.0

6061.6

2

9.9

15.8

2

10.8

15.4

2

14.3

32.6

2

33.1

1 158.0

2

64.9

1 692.7

2

18.0

153.4

3

21.9

187.9

3

21.9

136.5

3

75.5

4 503.6

3

47.6

1 731.8

3

54.5

2137.3

3

26.4

420.7

3

116.0

13922.1

3

36.8

733.3

3

79.0

5 726.4

3

40.5

836.3

3

32.3

716.1

3

51.4

2441.7

3

65.8

3 288.0

3

51.2

1 671.9

3

76.0

5 066.2

3

81.6

5 229.4

3

97.5

5 453.6

3

99.5

8 962.3

3

55.2

1 941.0

3

19.5

231.2

3

20.4

182.4

3

29.7

438.2

3

17.6

131.6

3

47.2

1 516.6

3

70.5

2 279.1

3

66.4

3576.1

3

44.5

1 037.8

3

50.0

1 545.4

3

44.5

1 230.7

3

93.9

5615.2

3

112.4

5 803.9

3

97.3

4 386.6

3

71.5

2 130.6

3

115.0

7915.6

3

40.4

1 126.5

3

70.1

2 727.5

3

54.2

1 937.1

3

70.8

3101.1

3

47.3

1 470.9

3

70.4

3371.5

3

18.4

104.5

3

51.4

1 434.1

3

66.6

2121.1

3

21.7

150.1

3

87.5

4 976.3

3

74.3

3 204.9

3

38.5

916.9

3

26.5

223.5

3

24.9

199.6

3

63.7

3172.9

3

73.1

3 093.4

3

72.0

3 392.9

3

93.2

6 976.8

3

80.0

3 976.5

3

38.8

648.9

3

36.3

593.5

3

47.0

974.0

3

55.2

1 873.1

3

88.0

4884.1

3

52.9

1 277.6

3

17.6

112.4

3

28.2

455.1

3

3.7

2.0

3

3.6

3.5

3

7.5

21.9

3

19.1

175.1

3

24.3

350.4

3

17.3

121.0

3

9.6

42.2

3

8.2

27.0

3

8.5

17.9

3

12.5

66.3

3

31.6

464.3

3

4.4

3.8

3

27.5

399.0

3

32.2

695.5

3

32.2

299.8

3

32.8

460.9

3

32.2

577.6

3

16.2

99.1

3

44.5

1 374.5

3

35.9

705.7

3

14.9

62.6

3

45.3

1 528.5

3

58.2

1 915.4

3

41.0

730.5

3

50.1

1 913.7

3

21.6

340.1

3

12.2

44.2

3

19.1

129.1

3

16.2

85.8

3

27.7

406.6

3

21.2

210.6

3

21.6

197.6

3

35.3

740.1

3

32.0

444.1

3

34.9

905.5

3

44.2

1 310.4

3

50.4

2 172.6

3

20.4

233.1

3