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Yehualashet Belete

Center for Environmental Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    Nondestructive allometric model to estimate aboveground biomass: an alternative approach to generic pan-tropical models
    Author(s): Yehualashet Belete*, Fentahun Abere, Birhanu Kebede and Teshome Soromessa

    Biomass and carbon stock analysis and estimations are performed with the use of mathematical allometric models. Developing countries in Sub-Sharan Africa such as Ethiopia lack the expensive resources to develop such costly models destructively. As a result, they are left with the only option to adopt models formulated from unrelated geographic areas which usually bears error in estimation. This study estimates the biomass of indigenous trees and develop allometric model for the Egdu Forest located Oromia region, Ethiopia. Nondestructive sampling is used to collect samples where Diameter at Breast Height (DBH), local wood density (ρ), and Tree Height (H) are the estimator variable for total dry Above Ground Biomass (AGB). Trees are selected based on DBH variability on the study site and located in a delineated area of quadrat plot. A set of species-specific mod.. Read More»

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