Environmental Research Digest – July 2012
This report details the methodology and findings from the High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest study, conducted under GAR’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP). The fieldwork was carried out between the first quarter and last quarter of 2011.
- Carbon stock declines correspondingly to a decline in vegetation canopy density.
- While this is expected, these findings support the use of vegetation canopy cover to estimate the average carbon stock and therefore as a useful way to define and map HCS.
- The results as indicate that there are:
- similarities in the carbon stock of strata across the different concessions;
- differences in the carbon stock between strata.
- Given the similarities in the carbon stock of strata across the different concessions, authors plotted the weighted average carbon stock of the various strata and noticed that some of the strata’s carbon values overlap.
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