Estimations of Total Ecosystem Biomass and Carbon Storage for Fir (Abies nordmanniana S. subsp. bornmulleriana (Mattf.)) Forests (Western Black Sea Region)

MISIR M., MISIR N., Erkut S.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.12, no.3, pp.60-64, 2012 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-64
  • Keywords: Ecosystem base, living tree biomass, carbon, soil and root, ROOT BIOMASS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


With increasing CO2 in the atmosphere, there is an urgent need of reliable estimates of biomass and carbon pools, especially in Turkey where there is a serious lack of data. Information on amount of carbon biomass resulting from direct field measurements is crucial in this context, to know how forest ecosystems will affect the carbon cycle and also to validate the measurements. Biomass data were collected over the different vegetation types and land uses of pure fir forests in the Western Black Sea region in Turkey. Using site-specific allometric equation, we estimated biomass and carbon pools. We used GIS technology to develop a carbon biomass map of our study area. We estimated aboveground carbon, root carbon, and soil organic carbon down to 30 cm depth.