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Above-ground bole carbon stock estimation using forest inventory of the secondary forest ecosystem in Ibadan, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 2University of Liberia, Liberia

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 10-21, January,8 (2020)

Abstract

Secondary forest ecosystem contributes by sequestration of carbon to global climate change mitigation. Above-Ground Bole Biomass (AGBB) is the major component used to monitor and estimate Carbon Stocks (CS) and tropical forest fluxes. However, information for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Above-Ground Bole Carbon Stock (AGBCS), which hosts relics of the undisturbed forest ecosystem in south-western Nigeria, has not been documented. Hence, AGBCS of the forest ecosystem was estimated using the technique of forest inventory. Using systematic sampling technique at 10% sampling intensity, one hundred and forty plots of 50m x 50m were laid in IITA secondary forest ecosystem. Trees were enumerated in each plot and identified by species level. In order to determine Tree Volume (TV), Total Height (TH) and Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) of trees &

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