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|Main Title||Tropical Forests and the Global Carbon Cycle: Estimating State and Change in Biomass Density.|
|Author||Brown, S. ;|
|CORP Author||Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Forestry.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Carbon cycle ; Tropical forests ; Forest trees ; Biomass ; Lumbering ; Clearcutting ; Burning ; Deforestation ; Biomass plantations ; Soils ; Carbon sinks ; Forest management ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Climate ; Asia ; South America ; Reprints ; Forest inventory ; Slash and burn|
This chapter discusses estimating the biomass density of forest vegetation. Data from inventories of tropical Asia and America were used to estimate biomass densities. Efforts to quantify forest disturbance suggest that population density, at subnational scales, can be used as a surrogate index to encompass all the anthropogenic activities (logging, slash-and-burn agriculture, grazing) that lead to degradation of tropical forest biomass density.