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Title: Biomass estimation in a young stand of mesquite (Prosopis species), ironwood (Olneya tesota), pado verde (Cercidium floridium, and Parkinsonia aculeata), and leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)

Abstract

Simple methods for estimating standing biomass in a stand of tree legumes containing the genera Prosopis, Cercidium, Olneya, Leucaena, and Parkinsonia are reported. Fresh and dry biomass were related to height and stem diameter measurements for 212 leguminous trees ranging in biomass from 0.04 to 17.8 kg using linear regression. The dry matter content of the above-ground biomass of these genera ranged from 40-56% and the stem dry matter percentage ranged from 70 to 96%. The best functional form of the model was log 10 dry weight (kg) = 2.55 log basal diameter (cm)-1.25, which had an r2 of 0.956 for 212 samples.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Reseach Inst, Texas A and I Univ, Kingsville, TX 78363; Dept of Soil and Environmental Sciences, Univ of California, Riverside, Riverside 92521
OSTI Identifier:
7011425
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Range Manage.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; TREES; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; ARID LANDS; BIOMASS; MEASURING METHODS; MESQUITE; USA; ENERGY SOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, and Cannell, G H. Biomass estimation in a young stand of mesquite (Prosopis species), ironwood (Olneya tesota), pado verde (Cercidium floridium, and Parkinsonia aculeata), and leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala). United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2307/3898527.
Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, & Cannell, G H. Biomass estimation in a young stand of mesquite (Prosopis species), ironwood (Olneya tesota), pado verde (Cercidium floridium, and Parkinsonia aculeata), and leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala). United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3898527
Felker, P, Clark, P R, Osborn, J F, and Cannell, G H. Fri . "Biomass estimation in a young stand of mesquite (Prosopis species), ironwood (Olneya tesota), pado verde (Cercidium floridium, and Parkinsonia aculeata), and leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3898527.
@article{osti_7011425,
title = {Biomass estimation in a young stand of mesquite (Prosopis species), ironwood (Olneya tesota), pado verde (Cercidium floridium, and Parkinsonia aculeata), and leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)},
author = {Felker, P and Clark, P R and Osborn, J F and Cannell, G H},
abstractNote = {Simple methods for estimating standing biomass in a stand of tree legumes containing the genera Prosopis, Cercidium, Olneya, Leucaena, and Parkinsonia are reported. Fresh and dry biomass were related to height and stem diameter measurements for 212 leguminous trees ranging in biomass from 0.04 to 17.8 kg using linear regression. The dry matter content of the above-ground biomass of these genera ranged from 40-56% and the stem dry matter percentage ranged from 70 to 96%. The best functional form of the model was log 10 dry weight (kg) = 2.55 log basal diameter (cm)-1.25, which had an r2 of 0.956 for 212 samples.},
doi = {10.2307/3898527},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7011425}, journal = {J. Range Manage.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 35:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}