Researchers Find Forests With Bigger Potential for Carbon Credit

12 December 2013

Using satellite images, researchers at the Center of Geography and Geomatics (CentroGeo) estimate the quantity of carbon that Mexican forests store and identify the species that best serve as a reservoir.

This is relevant because the interest that organizations and enterprises have for giving, as an incentive, economic resources to countries with preserved forest zones (payment scheme of environmental services).

José Luis Silvan Cárdenas, head of the Project, said that the intention is to implement a permanent monitoring system with the help of satellite images to quantify the biomass or aerial live mass that generates a tree, specially the canopy that is the upper part of the tree (leafs and branches) and in second term the trunk.

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