Reliable Estimation of Biomass in our Forests?

C. Deleuze, A. Piboule, E. Tricot, T. Constant, F. Longuetaud, N. Mendow, M. Rivoire, M. Dassot, L. Saint-André, A. Genet, H. Wernsdörfer, P. Vallet, F. Morneau, A. Colin, A. Bouvet, A. Thivolle-Cazat, A. Gauthier, M. Jaeger & P. Borianne
Fuel wood resource estimations face major sources of uncertainty at the national level or beyond. There is then a crucial need for generic biomass functions that could provide robust estimations for fuel­wood and carbon sequestrations in forests. The French Research Agency has funded the project EMERGE: "Compatible volume/biomass and nutrient contents equations for fuel wood and forest resource: tools for sustainable and clear management". This paper presents the consortium and the project objectives as well...