Methods to determine bush densities and above-ground biomass

Methods to determine bush densities and above-ground biomass

Estimates of biomass are important for understanding savanna structures and assessing the functions of forest ecosystems. Methods of determining biomass can be done directly by measuring biomass, this involves harvesting a number of bushes of all sizes, oven drying the material and weighing them. Another common method is using allometric equations, a method which is being adopted in Namibia and considered the most appropriate today. A  study conducted by Smit et al. 2015 quantified biomass on the ground on selected bush thickened farms using the BECVOL model.

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