Estimation of Aboveground Biomass and Carbon Stock of Bacolod Protected Landscape and Seascape Using LiDAR Data and GIS

2016 International Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engineering  
By quantifying mangrove extent, aboveground biomass (AGB) and carbon stock (CS) are of great importance for addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation. This study aims to estimate the AGB and CS of mangroves along the coastline of Bacolod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines with the use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology. Field data validation were conducted from a two separated 20m x 20m quadrant inside the study area. Investigated field values such as diameter at breast
more » ... eter at breast height (DBH) and total height were used in allometric equations. Furthermore, 17 LiDAR derived parameters were used upon generating the composite bands which is also used in estimating AGB and CS of mangroves. Different models like digital terrain model (DTM), canopy height model (CHM) and canopy cover model (CCM) were made to obtain more accurate values of the AGB and CS. Results showed that the AGB and CS of Bacolod Protected Landscape and Seascape has a mean of 3,654.75 kg/20mx20m and 1,717.73 kg/20mx20m respectively. The distribution of AGB and CS were mapped from the results.
doi:10.15242/ijaaee.c0117003 fatcat:l5kgmgt77vh5xhzyhq4elvwnnq