Biomass Accumulation in a Naturally Regenerating Lowland Secondary Forest and an Acacia mangium Stand in Sarawak
Tsai, Lim Meng and Hamzah, Mohd Basri (1985) Biomass Accumulation in a Naturally Regenerating Lowland Secondary Forest and an Acacia mangium Stand in Sarawak. Pertanika, 8 (2). pp. 237-242.
The floristic composition and the above ground biomass of a naturally regenerating area and a three-and-a-half year-old Acacia mangium stand are compared. The naturally regenerating area averages 1.5 m in height; generally has more variety of plants and is dominated by Imperata cylindrica, Dicranopteris linearis, Pteridium sp. and Scleria sp. whereas the A. mangium stand has a top height of 15.5 m and fewer genera of plants (including cocoa). I. cylindrica and D. linearis were also found in the A. mangium stand but grew less vigorously in isolated patches. There was 6.2 t/ha of live organic matter in the naturally regenerating area and approximately 59.0 t/ha in the A. mangium stand.
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