Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Biomass carbon density of Hunan typical forest types


Xia Li 1,2, Yongnian Zeng 1*, Fusheng Wang 2, Zhangquan Zeng 3, Jingzhen Chen 3

Recieved Date: 2016-01-16, Accepted Date: 2016-08-27


The forest carbon reserve is very important to forest ecosystems. The amount of carbon of forest plays an important role in improve the global warming. Both field surveys and laboratory analysis were employed to investigate biomass and biomass carbon density in six typical forest types (Cupressus funebris forest, Eucalyptus forest, Pinus massoniana forest, Cunninghamia lanceolata forest, Quercus fabri forest and Populus tremula forest) of the Hunan Province. Results show that the biomass, biomass carbon and carbon density of the selected six forest types increasing with the increasing the ages. The carbon density per unit for young forests, middle forests and premature-mature-overmature forests of each forest type were as follows: 30.1, 73.4 and 121 t/hmin Cupressus funebris forest, 25.6, 39.7 and 97.1 t/hmin Eucalyptus forest, 17.7, 48.4 and 80.9 t/hm2 in Pinus massoniana forest, 22.5, 43.9 and 99.5 t/hm2 in Cunninghamia lanceolata forest, 16.6, 19.6 and 59.1 t/hm2 in Quercus fabri forest, and 16.6,26.7 and 53.7 t/hm2 in Populus tremula forest. Because the forest types in Hunan Province are mainly in the young and middle-aged forest stands, the biomass carbon density is regarding to increase. This study provides important information for forest management and evaluation of carbon sequestration.


Hunan Province, typical forest type, forest biomass, biomass carbon density

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2016
Volume: 14
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 75-79

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