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Wood density database

Grant number: 22/14664-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2022
Effective date (End): November 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Nature Conservation
Acordo de Cooperação: BG E&P Brasil (Shell Group)
Principal Investigator:Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri
Grantee:Gabriel de Oliveira Parreiras
Host Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Host Company:Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP)
Associated research grant:20/15230-5 - Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Innovation - RCG2I, AP.PCPE


Ecosystem restoration is considered an important practice to mitigate climate change. In order to accurately assess how much carbon forests undergoing can uptake, it is crucial to better develop biomass prediction methods. We still lack a biomass allometric equation that could be broadly applied for forests undergoing restoration at different ages, in the Atlantic Forest. One of the factors included in biomass equations is wood density. This work aims to create a database of wood density for different tree species in forest restoration sites of different ages, varying according to restoration method. We will take destructive measurements of biomass in 10 plots of forest restoration plantations and 10 plots of forests undergoing natural regeneration, in the Atlantic Forest. For all individuals sampled, we will determine wood density and create a database including species, restoration site age and wooddensity. (AU)

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