Spatial and temporal variations in aboveground woody carbon storage for cerrado forests and woodlands of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Published: 29 December 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/2989vngvys.2
George Vourlitis


Data for tree circumference (cm) at breast height (1.3 m), diameter (cm), height (m), aboveground woody biomass (AGWB; kg/tree), aboveground woody C (AGWC; kgC/tree), aboveground woody C pool size (MgC/ha) and aboveground woody C storage (MgC/ha*y) cerrado forests and woodlands of the Pantanal (PAN) and the Cuiaba Basin (CB) of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Data for you the years 2011-18. Data files are MS Excel files with formulas preserved to illustrate calculations. Measured quantities include tree circumference at breast height, tree wood density, wood C concentration, and tree density. Tree height was estimated from diameter according to Schöngart et al. (2011), tree biomass was calculated according to Chave et al. (2015). See Vourlitis et al. (2013, 2014, and 2015) for a detailed description of site characteristics and measurement methods. References Chave, J, M Rejou-Mechain, A Burquez, E Chidumayo, MS Colgan, et al. (2015). Improved allometric models to estimate the aboveground biomass of tropical trees. Global Change Biology 20, 3177-3190, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12629. Schöngart J, Arieira J, Felfili Fortes C, de Arruda EC, Nunes da Cunha CN (2011) Age-related and stand-wise estimates of carbon stocks and sequestration in the aboveground coarse wood biomass of wetland forests in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. Biogeosci 8: 3407-3421. Vourlitis GL, Lobo FA, Lawrence S, Lucena IC, Borges Jr. OP, Dalmagro HJ, Ortiz CER, Nogueira JS (2013) Variations in stand structure and diversity along a soil fertility gradient in a Brazilian savanna (Cerrado) in southern Mato Grosso. Soil Sci Soc Am J 77: 1370-1379. Vourlitis GL, Lobo FA, Lawrence S, Holt K, Zappia A, Pinto OB Jr., Nogueira JS (2014) Nutrient resorption in tropical savanna forests and woodlands of central Brazil. Plant Ecol 215: 963–975; DOI 10.1007/s11258-014-0348-5. Vourlitis GL, FA Lobo; OB Pinto Jr.; HJ Dalmagro; PHZ Arruda; and JS Nogueira (2015) Variations in aboveground vegetation structure along a nutrient availability gradient in the Brazilian Pantanal. Plant and Soil 389: 307-321. DOI:10.1007/s11104-014-2364-6.



California State University San Marcos


Ecosystem Ecology, Carbon Storage, Tropical Forest, Net Primary Production, Savanna