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Table 1 Land use/land cover (LULC) classes and number of installed plots

From: Allometric models and aboveground biomass stocks of a West African Sudan Savannah watershed in Benin

Characteristics IPCC [95] land use categories (LUCa)
Forestland Grassland Cropland Settlement Others land use
LULC RFW SW SS GL CPF SL AGF PLT
Area (ha) 341.19 5476.5 4282.56 96.57 8044.47 488.34 20.7 17.1
Percentage in the watershed 1.77 28.44 22.24 0.50 41.77 2.54 0.11 0.09
Area sampled (ha) 0.81 2.43 5.04 3.06 7.2 8 0.26 0.46
Number of establishing plots 09 27 56 34 80 08 13 23
  1. Agroforestry and plantation were seen as mitigation strategies to climate change, we therefore choose to discriminate them from cropland
  2. RFW riparian forest and woodland, SW Savanna woodland, SS shrub Savanna, GL grassland, CPF cropland and fallow, SL settlement, AGF agroforestry, PLT plantation
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