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Literature Resources for Carbon Inventories

Basic Overviews

How to estimate carbon sequestration on small forest tracts
Journal of Forestry.   Hoover, C. M.; Birdsey, R.A.; Heath, L. S.; Stout, S. L.  2000.  September: 13-19.

How to estimate forest carbon for large areas from inventory data
Smith, J. E.; Heath, L. S.; Woodbury, P. B.  2004.   Journal of Forestry. July/August: 25-31.

Equations: Volume to Biomass Approach

Forest volume-to-biomass models and estimates of mass for live and standing dead trees of U.S. forests
Smith, J. E.; Heath, L. S.; Jenkins, J. C.  2003.  Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-298. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 57 p.
Regression based equations to convert merchantable volume to biomass.

Equations: Biomass Approach

Comprehensive database of diameter-based biomass regressions for North American tree species
Jenkins, J. C.; Chojnacky, D. C.; Heath, L S.; Birdsey, R. A.  2004.   Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-319. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 45 p. [1 CD-ROM].
Listing of specific equations for North American tree species.

National-scale biomass estimators for United States tree species
Jenkins, J. C.; Chojnacky, D. C.; Heath, L. S.; Birdsey, R. A.  2003.  Forest Science (49):12-35.
Generalized biomass equations by species groups.

Other useful information

Forest carbon estimation using the Forest Vegetation Simulator: Seven things you need to know.
Hoover, Coeli M.; Rebain, Stephanie A. 2011. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-77. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 16 p.

A model of forest floor carbon mass for United States forest types
Smith, James E.; Heath, Linda S.  2002.  Res. Pap. NE-722. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 37 p.

Methods for calculating forest ecosystem and harvested carbon with standard estimates for forest types of the United States
Smith, James E.; Heath, Linda S.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Birdsey, Richard A.  2006.  Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-343. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 216 p.

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