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SOUZA, Agostinho Lopes de et al. Stocks and growths of volume, biomass, carbon and carbon dioxide in Seasonal Semideciduous Forest. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2011, vol.35, n.6, pp.1277-1285. ISSN 1806-9088.

The objective of this work was to estimate the stock and the growth in volume (V), biomass (B), carbon (C) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in reserve areas of a Seasonal semideciduous forest in the Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Data from the arboreous strata (DBH > 5.0 cm) survey were used, and the permanent plots were measured in 2002 and 2007, in two native areas in a medium stage (Mata 1) and medium/advanced stage (Mata2) of secondary regeneration. Based on data from the 2002 survey, species that showed the greatest percentages of volume and a minimum of five (5) individuals were selected to determine basic wood and bark densities of the trees. The average wood basic density was 0.65 and bark basic density was 0.49 The stocks and the growths in volume, biomass, carbon and carbon dioxide of the arboreous strata were estimated for Mata 1 and for Mata 2. Due to the fact that the forests are stage medium and advanced stages of regeneration respectively, they have different structures, stocks and growth.

Keywords : Atlantic Forest; Stage of regeneration; Carbon sequestration.

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