Remote sensing based assessment of woody biomass and carbon storage in forests

Remote sensing based assessment of woody biomass and carbon storage in forests RemBioFor

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[PL] Teledetekcyjne określanie biomasy drzewnej i zasobów węgla w lasach
R&D project, which aim is to work out the complex method of defining selected forest stand descriptions as well as aboveground biomass and carbon sequestration, based on the use of remote sensing for the purposes of forest management planning.
Field work: measurement and acquisition of woody biomass (August - September 2015)

The aim of the project was to work out the complex method of defining selected forest stand descriptions as well as aboveground biomass and carbon sequestration, based on the use of remote sensing for the purposes of forest management planning.

Among main goals were:

  • acquisition and processing of remote sensing, laboratory and field data,
  • determining the amount of biomass and carbon in the forest based on radar data,
  • development of methods for the inventory of selected stand descriptions, growing stock and biomass with the use of active remote sensing techniques,
  • local correction of dendrometric volume equations based on terrestrial laser scanning data (TLS),
  • development of the merchantable volume conversion factors into biomass and carbon.

Results of the project allow to: reduce time needed to carry out the work of the forest management, especially inventory of growing stock; obtain higher accuracy of the CO2 balance, biomass and annual allowable cut calculations; determine growing stock for any forest area; reduce cost of field work in forest management.

Domain
Inventory, monitoring
Forest management, ecosystem, resilience
Research and development
Keywords
remote sensing techniques; carbon sequestration; forestry
Challenge addressed
1.- Improve forest resilience and adaption to climate change
Type of solution
Modelling, simulation, optimization
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
Yes
Country of origin
Poland
Scale of application
National
Start and end year
2015 - 2018
Contact data
Owner or author
Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa
Krzysztof Stereńczak
Reporter
Łukasiewicz Research Network - Wood Technology Institute (ITD)
Dobrochna Augustyniak-Wysocka
References and Resources
Project reference
Remote sensing based assessment of woody biomass and carbon storage in forests (REMBIOFOR), National Centre for Research and Development within the program „Natural environment, agriculture and forestry” BIOSTRATEG, agreement no. BIOSTRATEG1/267755/4/NCBR/2015
Resources
Parkitna K., Krok G., Lisańczuk M., Mitelsztedt K., Ukalski K., Magnussen S., Markiewicz A., Miścicki S., Stereńczak K. 2021. Modelling growing stock volume of forest stands with the use of selected LiDAR Area Based Approaches in various predictive models. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0