The geospatial modelling of carbon sequestration in Oluwa Forest, Ondo State, Nigeria
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Taylor and Francis European Journal of Remote Sensing
The study assessed the amount of carbon being sequestrated in the Ondo State Afforestation Project in Oluwa Forest, south -west of Nigeria, with the view to determine the above ground biomass (AGB) and belowground biomass (BGB), estimate the total carbon content and evaluate the CO2 sequestered. Geospatial techniques and the non-destructive field observation method were used. The results showed that a total of 359 megatons of CO2 was estimated to have been sequestered using the non-destructive field measurements. In addition, the rate of change in land use land cover between 1984 and 2015 was determined. A geospatial database derived from field measurements was developed to monitor carbon content of the forest.
Change detection , Deforestation , Modelling , Mapping , Land cover , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Makinde, E.O, Womiloju, A.A. and Ogundeko, M.O. (2017). The geospatial modelling of carbon sequestration in Oluwa Forest, Ondo State, Nigeria. European Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.50(1)