Description of project
This project is oriented on receiving the data for accumulation of carbon in below- and above- ground biomass in forest ecosystems of the Czech Republic. In the frame of the activities, basic information on the total amount of above and belowground biomass and accumulated carbon with respect to forest management required by international institutions are provided. Databases about litter fall and humus accumulation and decomposition in forest soils on 19 localities of the 1st to 8th forest vegetation zones in the stands of the main tree species (spruce, pine, beech, oak, larch, birch and blue spruce stands) are continually updated and evaluated. On the basis of National Inventory data, the expansion coefficients are assessed and précised for biomass estimation in forest stands of the Czech Republic. Using the results of forest soil investigation and the data of National Inventory, the amount of biomass and carbon in forest soil is evaluated.