Skip to main content

Sampling a Tree for Total Volume, Biomass, and Carbon

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

A sampling method is developed for determining the total volume of a standing tree. The total volume can be converted to total dry weight (biomass) by applying well-known specific gravity relationships and then biomass can be converted to carbon. The suggested method uses importance sampling (IS) and is motivated by the pipe model theory of tree form. The critical assumption is that decurrent form tree crowns can be virtually collapsed into an excurrent form. Subsequently, standard IS ideas can be applied. The proposed tree volume estimator requires measurement of diameters at one or more upper stem heights. The method can be applied to either standing or felled trees.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: importance sampling; pipe model theory

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-04-01

More about this publication?
  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Forest Science
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Podcasts
  • SAF Convention Abstracts
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more