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Allometric equations for estimating standing biomass of Avicennia marina in Bushehr of Iran

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Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Department of Forestry. Faculty of Natural Resources, Iran

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Gorgan Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Iran

FORESTIST 2016; 66: 691-697
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.23699
Keywords : Biomass, mangrove, modeling, Iran
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Today, it is important to use of ecological indicators, such as biomass for recognizing the special status of ecosystems, such as mangrove forests and also monitoring and evaluating changes through a specific period. Because using the direct method of evaluating biomass would be destructive, it is common in all similar area to use determine exact Allometric equations by using the statistical relationship between the structural characteristics of trees and their biomass and use these equations to estimate the biomass of trees. The aim of this study is estimate the aboveground biomass of mangroves and determine Allometric models for Nayband area in Bushehr, located in southern Iran. A number of mangrove trees were randomly selected. Collar diameter, crown diameter and tree height of standing trees were measured. After logging and weighing fresh weight, dry weight, trunk and branches were obtained in laboratory and biomass of components was calculated. The relationship between quantities feature of trees and biomass for determination of allometric equation was studied by using linear, power and exponential regression. The equations were compared with each other based on the different modeling parameters. The highest significant correlation was found between crown diameters and dry weight (R > 0.90). The best equations were obtained by means of an exponential and power regression models (R2 adj> 0.90). The models were obtained from explained factor, suggests that there might be a relationship between the characteristics of mangrove trees and biomass.

Cite (Atıf) : Ghasemi, A., Fallah, A., Joibary, S.S., 2016. Allometric equations for estimating standing biomass of Avicennia marina in Bushehr of Iran. Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University 66(2): 691-697. DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.23699 

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