Allometric Models for Estimating Aboveground Biomass, Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks in Temperate Avicennia marina Forests

Show simple item record Bulmer, RH en Schwendenmann, Luitgard en Lundquist, Carolyn en 2017-02-15T20:54:18Z en 2016-10 en
dc.identifier.citation Wetlands 36(5):841-848 Oct 2016 en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-5212 en
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dc.description.abstract Estuarine ecosystems are changing rapidly in response to anthropogenic impacts. Mangrove expansion in New Zealand is mainly attributed to favourable climatic conditions and increased sedimentation due to land use change. This expansion is associated with large scale shifts in ecosystem structure and function, with significant potential impacts on coastal carbon and nitrogen storage. A fundamental aspect of understanding these impacts is accurately estimating storage within above ground biomass. We developed allometric equations to estimate above ground biomass, carbon and nitrogen stocks for temperate Avicennia marina subsp. Australasica growing near the southern limit of the species distribution range in New Zealand. We compare these equations with existing equations for Avicennia spp. Tree height, trunk circumference, tree canopy volume and tree canopy area were strong predictors of total above ground biomass, carbon, and nitrogen stocks. Carbon and nitrogen stocks accounted for 41.23 ± 0.40 % and 1.28 ± 0.03 %, respectively, of total above ground biomass. This study is the first to develop allometric equations to estimate biomass, carbon and nitrogen stocks in temperate Avicennia marina. These equations can be used to improve assessments of the impact of changes on mangrove forest structure and function, in particular carbon and nitrogen storage. en
dc.publisher Society of Wetland Scientists en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Wetlands en
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dc.title Allometric Models for Estimating Aboveground Biomass, Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks in Temperate Avicennia marina Forests en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s13157-016-0793-0 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 841 en
pubs.volume 36 en
pubs.end-page 848 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 535671 en Science en Marine Science en School of Environment en
dc.identifier.eissn 1943-6246 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-02-16 en 2016-06-28 en

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