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Forest Carbon Stock reservoir

Forests store a large amount of carbon, and are therefore essential to counteract global warming. However, different forests store carbon to different extents. Disturbed forests store significantly less carbon than undisturbed forests, plantations also store less carbon than largely intact forests. To analyse the amount of carbon, carbon was determined on selected study plots in intact forest fragments as well as in disturbed forest fragments and in plantations. For this purpose, the diameter of the breast height of all trees was measured and the height of the trees was determined. Based on these data, carbon storage can be determined for each study plot. This work package is being handled by Robert Tarus Kiplagat, Michael Gichuru and supervised by Prof. Christine Schmitt (UP), Mwangi Kinyanjui (KU), and Kennedy Matheka (NMK).