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Controls over aboveground forest carbon density on Barro Colorado Island, Panama

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dc.contributor.author Mascaro, Joseph en
dc.contributor.author Asner, G. P. en
dc.contributor.author Muller-Landau, Helene C. en
dc.contributor.author van Breugel, Michiel en
dc.contributor.author Hall, Jefferson S. en
dc.contributor.author Dahlin, K. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T17:34:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T17:34:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mascaro, Joseph, Asner, G. P., Muller-Landau, Helene C., van Breugel, Michiel, Hall, Jefferson S., and Dahlin, K. 2011. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/18535">Controls over aboveground forest carbon density on Barro Colorado Island, Panama</a>." <em>Biogeosciences</em>. 8 (6):1615&ndash;1629. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-1615-2011">https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-8-1615-2011</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1726-4170
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/18535
dc.description.abstract Despite the importance of tropical forests to the global carbon cycle, ecological controls over landscape-level variation in live aboveground carbon density (ACD) in tropical forests are poorly understood. Here, we conducted a spatially comprehensive analysis of ACD variation for a continental tropical forest - Barro Colorado Island, Panama (BCI) - and tested site factors that may control such variation. We mapped ACD over 1256 ha of BCI using airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), which was well-correlated with ground-based measurements of ACD in Panamanian forests of various ages (r(2) = 0.84, RMSE = 17MgCha(-1), P 400 years old). If other regions of relatively old tropical secondary forests also store less carbon aboveground than primary forests, the effects on the global carbon cycle could be substantial and difficult to detect with traditional satellite monitoring. en
dc.relation.ispartof Biogeosciences en
dc.title Controls over aboveground forest carbon density on Barro Colorado Island, Panama en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 101376
dc.identifier.doi 10.5194/bg-8-1615-2011
rft.jtitle Biogeosciences
rft.volume 8
rft.issue 6
rft.spage 1615
rft.epage 1629
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 1615
dc.citation.epage 1629

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