Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 15, 3811–3830, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 3811–3830, 2018

Research article 22 Jun 2018

Research article | 22 Jun 2018

Estimating aboveground carbon density and its uncertainty in Borneo's structurally complex tropical forests using airborne laser scanning

Tommaso Jucker et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 May 2018) by Nobuhito Ohte
AR by David Coomes on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2018) by Nobuhito Ohte
Short summary
Efforts to protect tropical forests hinge on recognizing the ecosystem services they provide, including their ability to store carbon. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) captures information on the 3-D structure of forests, allowing carbon stocks to be mapped. By combining ALS with data from 173 field plots on the island of Borneo, we develop a simple yet general model for estimating forest carbon stocks from the air. Our model underpins ongoing efforts to restore Borneo's unique tropical forests.
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