publication . Preprint . Article . Other literature type . 2016

The Carbon Holdings of Northern Ecuador's Mangrove Forests

Mercy Borbor; Stuart Hamilton;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Oct 2016
Abstract
Within a GIS environment, we combine field measures of mangrove diameter, mangrove species distribution, and mangrove density with remotely sensed measures of mangrove location and mangrove canopy cover to estimate the mangrove carbon holdings of northern Ecuador. We find that the four northern estuaries of Ecuador contain approximately 7,742,999 t (plus or minus 15.47 percent) of standing carbon. Of particular high carbon holdings are the Rhizophora mangle dominated mangrove stands found in-and-around the Cayapas-Mataje Ecological Reserve in northern Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador and certain stands of Rhizophora mangle in-and-around the Isla Corazon y Fragata Wi...
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free text keywords: Physics - Geophysics, Earth-Surface Processes, Geography, Planning and Development
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