Ezra Neale's scientific contributions

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Forest carbon emission mitigation schemes seek to protect tropical forest, combat effects of climate change, and offer potential cash and development opportunities. Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) projects based on a foundation of accurate carbon stock assessment provide such an opportunity for Papua New Guinea. The ob...


... The large decrease in the area of primary forest, as reported in these official figures, is of key importance for the context of REDD+ in PNG because these areas will have held considerably higher carbon stocks than the regenerating forest areas that have replaced them. This is the case even for relatively old (>40 years) secondary forest which contain on average 60% of the above ground biomass (ABG) of comparable primary forest areas (see Table 6 of Arihafa et al. 2015 for this and other studies). These reported decreases in the extent of primary forest (and their replacement with regenerating forest) will have resulted in a substantial reduction in forest biomass (degradation) in PNG's forest over the last 25 years. ...