Developing Tools for Ecological Forestry and Carbon Management in Longleaf Pine
Technical Report,14 Mar 2011,14 Sep 2016
Auburn University Auburn United States
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Carbon density was measured in longleaf pine stands across the range to directly quantify ecosystem carbon pools and calibrate and validate longleaf pine carbon models. An even-aged longleaf pine model which enables simulation of scenarios for young planted stands being managed for transition toward uneven-aged structures with silvicultural tools such as thinning and prescribed fire was developed and linked to a modified single-tree-based longleaf pine model which enables simulation of older stands which are managed with silvicultural tools such as single tree or group selection harvests and prescribed fire.