Martinez, Jose and Camara, Luisa and Tigar, Barbara Jane and Castillo, Ofelia (2016) "Relationship between carbon stocks and structural diversity in humid and subhumid tropical forest of Mexico ". Écoscience. ISSN 1195-6860
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"Two structural-diversity and two biodiversity indexes and carbon stocks were determined at eight humid and sub-humid tropical forest sites between 20-120 yrs-old in southeastern Mexico. The dbh of all trees > 10 cm was measured and species were identified in 131 randomly located plots of different sizes. Results for the number of species (S), Shannon (H'), biomass-species (BS) and abundance-biomass-species (ABS) indexes were related to Mg C ha-1 and the age of the sites. Values found were: S, 27-109; H', 3.9-5.31; BS, 7.39-16.0; ABS, 9.87-18.2; Mg C ha-1, 39.7-130.7. The relationships between BS and ABS to C and the age of the sites were linear and positive, showing that stand structure directly influenced carbon storage. The relationship between site age and C was remarkably high (R2 = 0.79). Humid forests showed higher values of C than the sub-humid forests (104.4 vs. 70.6, t=2.07, P=0.04) but their structural diversity was similar (BS, 11.25 vs. 8.3, P = 0.134; ABS, 13.9 vs. 10.6, P = 0.135). It is concluded that forestry management (of tree diameter) may be a factor that can favor more carbon storage in secondary forest regrowth as it starts to reach maturity."
|Additional Information and Comments:||"This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Martínez-Sánchez, J. L., Tigar, B. J., Cámara, L., & Castillo, O. (2016). Relationship between structural diversity and carbon stocks in humid and sub-humid tropical forest of Mexico. Écoscience, 1-7., [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/11956860.2016.1169384."|
|Keywords:||aboveground biomass; arboreal community; global warming; natural regeneration; structural indexes; sub-humid forest|
|Faculty / Department:||Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Karen Foxton|
|Date Deposited:||16 Mar 2016 15:28|
|Last Modified:||19 May 2016 11:09|
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