Wanted: new allometric equations for large lianas and African lianas

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Journal Article

© 2016 The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation 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; Koerner, SE; Medjibe, VP; Poulsen, JR

Published Date

  • September 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 561 - 564

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-7429

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/btp.12353

Citation Source

  • Scopus