Comparing Aboveground Carbon Sequestration Between Bamboo Forest and Dipterocarpus Forests of Manipur, North East India

A. Thokchom, Pratap S. Yadav


The carbon stock and rate of aboveground carbon sequestration was assessed in bamboo forest and Dipterocarpus forests of Manipur, North-East India at 240 18' 12.5" N latitude and 940 15' 52.9" E longitudes with an altitude ranging from 478 m to 628 m above mean sea level. Allometric relationships were developed between the diameter at breast height (DBH) and biomass of harvested culms  using a linear regression model for estimation of aboveground biomass in both the forests. The aboveground carbon stock was 78.11 and 7.80 Mg ha-1 for bamboo and Dipterocarpus forest respectively, contributed by the culm/bole. The rate of carbon sequestration for bamboo forest and Dipterocarpus forests was 21.99 and 5.21Mg C ha-1 yr-1. Ours study shows that natural bamboo forest has higher potential for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere within a short period of time than that of Dipterocarpus forests existing in the same region.


Aboveground Biomass; Allometric Equation; Carbon Sequestration ; Carbon Stock


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