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Estimation and Spatial Mapping of Residue Biomass following CTL Harvesting in Pinus radiata Plantations: An Application of Harvester Data Analytics



编号 010033603

推送时间 20220328

研究领域 森林生态 

年份 2022 

类型 期刊 

语种 英语

标题 Estimation and Spatial Mapping of Residue Biomass following CTL Harvesting in Pinus radiata Plantations: An Application of Harvester Data Analytics

来源期刊 forest

第336期

发表时间 20220309

关键词 gridded harvester data;  tree and stand reconstruction;  biomass and taper equations; 

摘要 The utilization of forest harvest residues for renewable bioenergy production and bioproducts has increasingly become an integrated part of forestry that helps to meet the needs of climate change mitigation and a future carbon neutral economy. An essential element in the planning of any harvesting residue recovery operation is a reliable assessment of the quantity and quality of residue biomass and its composition over a harvest area. With the now widely adopted cut-to-length (CTL) at the stump harvesting system in Pinus radiata plantations in Australia, harvesting residues left on site are significantly larger in quantity and spatially more dispersed over a harvest area in comparison to the more traditional whole-tree harvesting. The conventional approach of assessing forest harvest residues through sample plots, transects, or small study blocks has provided site-specific estimates of residue biomass. However, these estimates cannot be readily extrapolated over the plantation landscape, which varies in silviculture, site, and stand conditions. To overcome this limitation, this study relied on harvester data analytics to obtain spatially explicit estimates of residue biomass using an example data set from harvested plantations of three stand types: unthinned (T0), thinned once (T1), and thinned twice (T2). Three methods of integrating biomass equations with harvester data were compared for residue biomass estimation: (1) applying individual tree biomass equations to harvested stems, (2) applying stand-level biomass equations to gridded harvester data, and (3) integrating estimates from the first approach with recorded and estimated waste volumes of harvested stems. The estimates of total residue biomass obtained using the three methods through harvester data analytics varied between 56.2 and 156.4 t/ha in green weight across the three stand types. These estimates were validated indirectly through ex situ sample plots and proved to be comparable to the quantities of residue biomass assessed using conventional sample plots, transects, or small blocks following CTL harvesting of rotation age P. radiata plantations elsewhere in Australia. Among the three methods, the third method made the most intensive use of the harvester data and provided the most realistic estimates of residue biomass. Spatial mapping of the estimated total and component residue biomass will assist the operational planning of residue recovery and site-specific nutrient management for the long-term sustainability of P. radiata plantations. View Full-Text

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