Allometric equations in the Guiana Shield
In the framework of the REDD+ for the Guiana Shield project, a workshop took place in the station, with the following objectives:
- Inventorying and analyzing allometric equations that are used or could be used in the Guiana Shield context
- Building capacities related to biomass estimates and diversity monitoring
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).