Mapping biomass with remote sensing: a comparison of methods for the case study of Uganda

Mapping biomass with remote sensing: a comparison of methods for the case study of Uganda

Assessing biomass is gaining increasing interest mainly for bioenergy, climate change research and mitigation activities, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+). In response to these needs, a number of biomass/carbon maps have been recently produced using different approaches but the lack of comparable reference data limits their proper validation. The objectives of this study are to compare the available maps for Uganda and to understand the sources of variability in the estimation. Uganda was chosen as a case-study because it presents a reliable national biomass reference dataset.

Authors: Avitabile, V.; Herold, M.; Henry, M.; Schmullius, S.

Topic: biomass, bioenergy, remote sensing

Geographic: Uganda

Publication Year: 2011

ISSN: 1750-0680

Source: Carbon Balance and Management 6(7): 14p

DOI: 10.1186/1750-0680-6-7

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