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Title: Developing Allometric Equations for Prediction of Total Standing Biomass of Pongamia pinnata L.: an important Biodiesel Plant
Authors: Rao, G R
Raju, B M K
Reddy, P Sathi
Kumar, P Sharath
Keywords: Pongamia pinnata L.;Destructive Sampling;Allometry;Biomass;Collar Diameter
Issue Date: May-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A study was conducted to develop allometric equations by destructive sampling of selected trees for prediction of biomass in Pongamia using easily measurable attributes (collar diameter, tree height, crown width and depth) and test the reliability of these relationships using an independent dataset from different management situations. Allometric models based on collar diameter, followed by crown width, showed better fit statistics as compared to the models based on other input variables. Crown depth has shown relatively weak link with the biomass parameters. Collar diameter was found to be the key driver in determining the biomass variables and number of branches. The results obtained with an independent data set validated the trained models.
Page(s): 320-324
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.76(05) [May 2017]

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