The Dynamic Growth and Standing Stock of Acacia Decurrens Following the 2006 Eruption in Gunung Merapi National Park, Java, Indonesia

Priyono Suryanto, Mohd Zaki Hamzah, Azmy Mohamed, Mohamad Azani Alias
2010 International Journal of Biology  
Following the 2006 eruption in Mount Merapi, Indonesia, it is important to assess the dynamic growth and potential standing stock of Acacia decurrens as a woodfuel for the local community surrounding in the southern of Gunung Merapi National Park. Five plots (P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5), were established. This study carried out in May 2008. During the period of 18 months, we monitored the recruitment, mortality and survival of A.decurrens in the selected area. The performance of A.decurrens was
more » ... .decurrens was examined, particularly its diameter, height, density, basal area, volume and relative rate change. The highest average diameter and height of A.decurrens were 14.22±1.85 cm and 5.97±0.66 m, respectively. Standing stock was based on the highest average of the basal area (i.e. 72.07±18.51 m 2 /ha) and volume (i.e. 184.44±24.59 m 3 /ha). The results of this study were important information in supporting the Merapi lava tour and the standing stock of A. decurrens, which promises the local community with a schematic compatible management for GMNP.
doi:10.5539/ijb.v2n2p165 fatcat:mvmzdydlo5as5ctt4vapjpks54