Spatial Variation of Biomass Carbon Density in a Subtropical Region of Southeastern China
AbstractSpatial pattern information of forest biomass carbon (FBC) density in forest ecosystems plays an important role in evaluating carbon sequestration potentials and forest management. The spatial variation of FBC density in a subtropical region of southeastern China was studied using geostatistics combined with Moran’s I and geographical information systems (GIS). Forest biomass carbon density values were variable, ranging from 0.12 Mg ha−1 to 182.12 Mg ha−1, with an average of 27.33 Mg ha−1. The FBC density had the strongest positive correlation with forest age, followed by forest litter and elevation. The FBC density had significant positive spatial autocorrelation revealed by global Moran’s I. Clear spatial patterns were observed based on local Moran’s I. High FBC density values were mainly distributed in the northwestern and southwestern parts of Zhejiang province, which were related to adopting long-term policy of forest conservation in these areas, while low FBC density values located in the middle part and southeastern coastal area of the study area due to low forest coverage and intensive management of economic forests. The Moran’s I combined with geostatistical interpolation proved to be a useful tool for studying spatial variation of FBC density. View Full-Text
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Fu, W.; Fu, Z.; Ge, H.; Ji, B.; Jiang, P.; Li, Y.; Wu, J.; Zhao, K. Spatial Variation of Biomass Carbon Density in a Subtropical Region of Southeastern China. Forests 2015, 6, 1966-1981.
Fu W, Fu Z, Ge H, Ji B, Jiang P, Li Y, Wu J, Zhao K. Spatial Variation of Biomass Carbon Density in a Subtropical Region of Southeastern China. Forests. 2015; 6(6):1966-1981.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fu, Weijun; Fu, Zhuojing; Ge, Hongli; Ji, Biyong; Jiang, Peikun; Li, Yongfu; Wu, Jiasen; Zhao, Keli. 2015. "Spatial Variation of Biomass Carbon Density in a Subtropical Region of Southeastern China." Forests 6, no. 6: 1966-1981.