Current and Future Carbon Content of Standing Biomass in Gishwati Forest Reserve

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dc.contributor.author Boland, Alex
dc.contributor.author Chancellor, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Rundus, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-18T15:39:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-18T15:39:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/1631
dc.description Mentor: David Courard-Hauri en_US
dc.description.abstract We determine the carbon content of standing biomass in the Gishwati forest reserve in northwestern Rwanda, and estimate the growth potential of naturally regenerated forest there. In surveying UNFCC Clean Development Mechanism projects, we suggest that current methods of growth rate projection for mixed, non-plantation forests may significantly overestimate the amount of carbon sequestered, and identify an alternative method for the calculation of sequestration potential. We find that the Gishwati forest is expected to sequester an average of 0.885 tonnes C/ha per annum over the next 30 years. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Drake University, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Science & Policy Program en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DUCURS;2012;25
dc.subject Forest reserves--Carbon content en_US
dc.subject Plant biomass--Carbon centent en_US
dc.subject Gishwati Forest Reserve (Rwanda) en_US
dc.title Current and Future Carbon Content of Standing Biomass in Gishwati Forest Reserve en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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    Poster sessions and presentation from the Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Sciences held each April at Olmsted Center on the Drake campus.

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