Regional Support to Preparation of Allometric Equations

Allometric equations are statistical models for calculating tree volume and biomass, using the relationships between different tree characteristics. These equations can be used to assess many ecosystem services provided by forests, including the estimation of forest carbon stocks, by processing data collected in the field. National forest inventories also involve allometric equations for REDD+ Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).

In the framework of the REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project, a Regional Support to Preparation of Allometric Equations in the Guiana Shield is being implemented, with the following objectives:

  • Inventorying and analyzing allometric equations that are used or could be used in the Guiana Shield context
  • Assessing the relevancy and feasibility of developing new allometric equations specific to the Guiana Shield forests, and establishing an operational strategy for that
  • Building capacities related to biomass estimates and allometry

These objectives will be achieved through different activities :

  • In-country missions to collect information – April and May 2015
  • 2 days Restitution and discussion meeting – November 16th and 17th, 2015
  • 1 day visit of the Paracou Station – November 18th, 2015
  • 2 days training on field measuring and allometric equations – November, 19th and 20th, 2015

Find more details in the Terms of Reference in English and Portuguese.

See the general agenda in English and Portuguese and detailed agenda for Paracou Workshop in English.

Final report available in English and Portuguese

Presentations :

Regional meeting in Kourou

  1. Monday 16 November
  2. Tuesday 17 November

Paracou workshop


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