Wanted: new allometric equations for large lianas and African lianas
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© 2016 The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Liana abundance appears to be increasing, possibly to the detriment of trees, but methods for measuring liana biomass are undependable. We show that five commonly used allometric equations produce disparate results and discuss two large information gaps—Central African lianas and large lianas—that currently preclude accurate liana biomass estimation.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1111/btp.12353
Publication InfoKoerner, Sally E; Medjibe, VP; Miao, Z; & Poulsen, John Randolph (2016). Wanted: new allometric equations for large lianas and African lianas. Biotropica, 48(5). pp. 561-564. 10.1111/btp.12353. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/15862.
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Associate Professor of Tropical Ecology
John Poulsen is an ecologist with broad interests in the maintenance and regeneration of tropical forests and conservation of biodiversity. His research has focused on the effects of anthropogenic disturbance, such as logging and hunting, on forest structure and diversity, abundance of tropical animals, and ecological processes. He has conducted most of his research in Central Africa, where he has also worked as a conservation manager, directing projects to sustainably manage natural resources i