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Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): James E. Smith; Coeli M. Hoover
Editor(s): Chad Keyser; Tara L. Keyser
Publication Date: 2017

The carbon reports in the Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) provide two alternate approaches to carbon estimates for live trees (Rebain 2010). These are (1) the FFE biomass algorithms, which are volume- based biomass equations, and (2) the Jenkins allometric equations (Jenkins and others 2003), which are diameter based. Here, we compare FFE and Jenkins-based carbon in aboveground live trees with the component ratio method (CRM) approach (Heath and others 2009) provided in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) database and focus on identifying where alternate approaches produce equivalent estimates of stand level aboveground live tree carbon.

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Citation: Smith, James E.; Hoover, Coeli M. 2017. Live tree carbon stock equivalence of Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator and forest inventory and analysis approaches. Pages 60-63. In: Keyser, Chad E.; Keyser, Tara L. (editors). Proceedings of the 2017 Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) e-Conference. General Technical Report SRS-GTR-224. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station.

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  • aboveground tree carbon
  • carbon stock
  • CRM - component ratio method
  • FFE-FVS - Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • FVS - Forest Vegetation Simulator
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