Title: Allometric Biomass and Carbon Factors Database
Citation: iForest-Biogeosciences and Forestry no. 1 p. 107-113
Publisher: Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF)
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC44628
ISSN: 1971-7458
URI: http://www.sisef.it/iforest/show.php?id=463
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The "Allometric, Biomass and Carbon factors" database (ABC factors database) was designed to facilitate the estimation of the biomass carbon stocks of forests in order to support the development and the verification of greenhouse gas inventories in the LULUCF sector (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry). The database contains several types of expansion, conversion and combined factors, by various tree species or species groups that can be used to calculate biomass or carbon of forests of Eurasian region from proxy variables (e.g., tree volume) that may come from forest inventories. In addition to the factors, and depending on the information that was available in the cited source, the database indicates: (1) the biomass compartments involved when the factor was developed; and (2) the possible applicability of the factor, e.g. by country or by ecological regions. The applicability of the factors is either suggested by the source itself, or the type of source (e.g. National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report), or was based on the expert judgement by the compilers of the database. Finally, in order to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate of the data, the web-based interface provides the possibility to compare several factors that may come from different sources. The ABC factors database is freely available at the URL: http://afoludata.jrc.it/data_fs.cfm, in the web site AFOLU-DATA, funded and hosted by the Joint Research Centre (European Commission, DG-JRC).
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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