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Table 3 Models with diameter at breast height (DBH), total height (TH) and wood basic density (WBD) as independent variables selected from the literature and used to compare with the predictive accuracy of the BAE developed in this study

From: Biomass allometric equation and expansion factor for a mountain moist evergreen forest in Mozambique

ID no. Biomass allometric equation Source DBH range (cm) Sampled trees Forest type Country
1 tDW = exp(− 2.134 + 2.530 × ln(DBH)) Brown [22] 5–148 170 Moist forest Pan-tropical
2 tDW = exp(− 2.289 + 2.649 × ln (DBH)) − 0.021 × ln(DBH2))* Pearson et al. [41] 5–148 170 Moist forest Pan-tropical
3 tDW = 0.1754 × DBH2.3238 Guedes et al. [17] 5–53 155 Miombo woodland Mozambique
4 tDW = 0.1014 * (WBD * DBH2 * TH)0.9510 Mugasha et al. [37] 5–100 60 Miombo woodland Tanzania
5 tDW = 0.0673 * (WBD * DBH2 * TH)0.976 Chave et al. [42] NA 4004 Moist forest Pan-tropical
6 tDW = 0.1027 * DBH2.4798 Masota et al. [43] 5–100 60 Rainforest Tanzania
  1. NA not available
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