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Stand biomass and carbon storage of bamboo forest in Penglipuran traditional village, Bali (Indonesia)

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH

Language:

English

Year:

2016

Volume:

27

Issue:

4

Pages:

913-917

Keywords:

Bali; Bamboo forest; Biomass; Carbon

Bamboo forest is an important land use in the traditional village of Penglipuran, Bali Indonesia. Bamboo growing in the rural areas can be a good choice for capturing CO2. I harvested selected culms to determine biomass content, and 50 % of dry weight biomass was calculated as carbon content. The Penglipuran bamboo forest supported six bamboo species in a one hectare sampling plot, all of the genus Gigantochloa. The clump and culm densities were 339 and 7190 ha(-1), respectively. Total above- plus below-ground biomass was 87.35 Mg ha(-1), and carbon storage was 43.67 Mg ha(-1). Carbon storage estimated in the bamboo forest at Penglipuran offers insight into the opportunity for PES (payment for ecosystem services) through emission trading mechanisms.