Generic additive allometric models and biomass allocation for two natural oak species in northeastern China [post]

Shengwang Meng, Fan Yang, Haibin Wang, Wei Wang, Sheng Hu, Huimin Wang
2020 unpublished
Background: Accurate quantification of forest biomass through allometric equations is crucial for global carbon accounting and climate change mitigation. Current models for oak species could not accurately estimate biomass in northeastern China, since they were usually established limited to Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica) on local sites, and specifically, no biomass models were available for Liaodong oak (Quercus wutaishanica). The goal of this study was, therefore, to develop generic
more » ... elop generic biomass models for both oak species on large scale and evaluate biomass allocation patterns within tree components. Results: The stem biomass accounts for about two-thirds of the aboveground biomass. The ratio of wood biomass holds constant and that of branch increases with increasing D, H, CW, CL, while a reverse trend was found for bark and foliage. The root-shoot ratio nonlinearly decreased with D, ranging from 1.06 to 0.11. Tree diameter proved to be a good predictor, especially for root biomass. Tree height is more prominent than crown size for improving stem biomass models, yet it puts negative effects on crown biomass models with non-significant coefficients. Crown width could help improve fitting results of branch and foliage biomass models. Conclusion: We conclude that the selected generic biomass models for Mongolian oak and Liaodong oak will vigorously promote the accuracy of biomass estimation.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-114961/v1 fatcat:adzehjrflngc5adtc76sd4lutq