Biomass estimates for the North American boreal forest

Regions: Gwich'in Settlement Area, South Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, biomass, forestry, trees, boreal forests

Principal Investigator: Simpson, Lloyd G. (2)
Licence Number: 8057
Organization: University of California, Santa Barbara
Licenced Year(s): 1988 1987
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: 6 assistants

Objective(s): To obtain the first statistically valid estimate of the biomass of the North American boreal forest by locating random sample plots throughout the boreal forest and making dimensional measurements of trees and shrubs

Project Description: Dr. Simpson and his crew will be travelling along the NWT highway system measuring trees and shrubs in the forest. This information will be used to estimate the amount of living material in the boreal forest.