Wanted: new allometric equations for large lianas and African lianas


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miao, Z; John R. Poulsen, ; Sally E. Koerner, ; Vincent P. Medjibe,

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 561 - 564

Pubmed Central ID

  • AGR:IND605497826

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/btp.12353


  • eng