CCAP Comprehensive Carbon Assessment Program

Validating above-ground carbon estimates of eucalypt dominated forest in Victoria
Carbon emissions Forests Biomass Old growth forests Australia

This research, commissioned following a nationally legislated price for carbon, details the findings of the Comprehensive Carbon Assessment Program (CCAP) in improving: (1) the estimation of above-ground and below-ground biomass accumulation, and soil carbon in open eucalypt forest, and (2) the estimation of above-ground biomass accumulation in tall open eucalypt forest. In addition to any climate change policy implications, the research undertaken through CCAP has identified issues for land management. The key improvement is the development of new allometric equations, particularly using data representing the larger end of tree size class distributions. Biomass/carbon estimation can be a critical tool in quantifying and evaluating associated consequences of this type of disturbance, or of lesser more localised disturbances such as harvesting.


This document has been obtained from the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research (VCCCAR) online knowledge hub hosted by the University of Melbourne and has been listed in the Virtual Hub for Climate Change Innovation with the permission of the Climate Change Programs division of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Professor Rod Keenan, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne. The VCCCAR program funded by the Victorian Government via the then Department of Environment and Primary Industries (later changed to DELWP), ceased activity in June 2014.

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