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- Youkhana, Adel H.; Ogoshi, Richard M.; Kiniry, James R.; Meki, Manyowa N.; Nakahata, Mae H.; Crow, Susan E.
- Frontiers in plant science 2017 v.8 no.650 pp. 1-9
- C4 plants; Cenchrus purpureus; aboveground biomass; allometry; altitude; bioenergy; carbon; carbon sinks; data collection; decision making; energy cane; environmental sustainability; equations; feedstocks; grasses; greenhouse gases; land management; leaves; mineral resources; model validation; models; perennials; prediction; rain; sugarcane; tropics; Maui
- ... Biomass is a promising renewable energy option that provides a more environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil resources by reducing the net flux of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. Yet, allometric models that allow the prediction of aboveground biomass (AGB), biomass carbon (C) stock non-destructively have not yet been developed for tropical perennial C4 grasses currently under conside ...
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