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Mapping aboveground carbon stocks using LiDAR data in Eucalyptus spp. plantations in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silva, Carlos Alberto [1] ; Klauberg, Carine [2] ; Chaves e Carvalho, Samuel de Padua [3] ; Hudak, Andrew T. [4] ; Estraviz Rodriguez, Luiz Carlos [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] ESALQ USP, Dept Forest Sci, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] US Forest Serv, USDA, Rocky Mt Res Stn, Moscow, ID 83843 - USA
[3] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Dept Forest Sci, BR-78060900 Cuiaba, MT - Brazil
[4] US Forest Serv, ISDA, Rocky Mt Res Stn, Moscow, ID 83843 - USA
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIA FORESTALIS; v. 42, n. 104, p. 591-604, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 14

Fast growing plantation forests provide a low-cost means to sequester carbon for greenhouse gas abatement. The aim of this study was to evaluate airborne LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to predict aboveground carbon (AGC) stocks in Eucalyptus spp. plantations. Biometric parameters (tree height (Ht) and diameter at breast height (DBH)) were collected from conventional forest inventory sample plots. Regression models predicting total aboveground carbon (AGCt), aboveground carbon in commercial logs (AGCc), and aboveground carbon in harvest residuals (AGCr) from LiDAR-derived canopy structure metrics were developed and evaluated for predictive power and parsimony. The best models from a family of six models were selected based on corrected Akaike Information Criterion (AlCc) and assessed by the root mean square error (RMSE) and coefficient of determination (R-2-adj). The best three models to estimate AGC stocks were AGCt: R-2-adj = 0.81, RMSE = 7.70 Mg.ha(-1); AGCc: R-2-adj = 0.83, RMSE = 5.26 Mg.ha(-1); AGCr: R-2-adj = 0.71, RMSE = 2.67 Mg.ha(-1). This study showed that LiDAR canopy structure metrics can be used to predict AGC stocks in Eucalyptus spp. plantations in Brazil with high accuracy. We conclude that there is good potential to monitor growth and carbon sequestration in Eucalyptus spp. plantations using LiDAR. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/03176-0 - Using remote sensing airborne laser scanning technology and multi-spectral high-resolution aerial imagery to estimate carbon stocks in the woody biomass of eucalyptus plantations
Grantee:Carlos Alberto Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master