Category: Conference Papers

Gale et al 2015. 100th Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Baltimore, MD on August 9-14, 2015

Charcoal soil amendments increase growth, physiological, and reproductive performance in early successional temperate pioneers

Background

Charcoal facilitates rapid growth and regeneration following fires by increasing retention and availability of nutrients and water, increasing soil pH, and by sorbing toxic and inhibitory compounds. Biochar (BC) is the term given to charcoal used as a soil amendment, which is generally derived from pyrolysis of lignocellulosic forestry and agricultural waste residues.

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Halim et al 2014. UseR 2014 Conference at University of California, LA on July 1-3, 2014

Quantitative tools for modeling coarse woody debris dynamics

Abstract

Coarse woody debris (CWD) is the standing or fallen dead trees and the remains of large or small branches on the forest floor usually larger than 10cm in diameter. CWD forms major structural features within a forested ecosystem with many vital ecological functions such as habitat for organisms (including endangered and threatened), in energy flow, nutrient cycling and hydrological processes.

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Halim et al 2011. First Bangladesh Forestry Congress, Bangladesh Forest Department, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Allometric model for estimating stem biomass of Karach (Pongamia pinnata) in Ratargul Freshwater Swamp Forest, Bangladesh

Abstract
Inventory of forest carbon depends directly or indirectly on the estimation of biomass. Tree biomass equations are the basic tool for converting inventory data into biomass as well as carbon stock. A number of models were tried to find out a best-fit-model for estimating above ground stem biomass (SB) of Karach (Pongamia pinnata) in the Ratargul fresh water swamp forest,Sylhet Forest Division, Bangladesh.

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