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Estimating Carbon Dynamics in the Tropical Semi-Deciduous Forest of the Yucatan Peninsula

February 1, 2015 45 pages

Estimating Carbon Dynamics in the Tropical Semi-Deciduous Forest of the Yucatan Peninsula

February 1, 2015 45 pages

Description

Modeling carbon (C) in Mexican forest ecosystems using process-based models is an important contribution to a methodology and protocol for assessing North American forest carbon dynamics, sponsored by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and carried out by the Forest Services of Canada, USA, and Mexico, and their partner organizations.

Phase one of this project emphasized improving monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) for Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Mexico. Three models (four versions), Biome-BGC or WxBGC, InTEC and Forest-DNDC, were reviewed for further testing to identify one or two models for this phase of the project. Based on the availability of data to run the models, we selected Forest-DNDC and Biome-BGC and then tested their performance using observations from forest sample plots at Kaxil Kiuic in Yucatan Peninsula, Merida, Mexico.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Climate Change, Ecosystems
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