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Table 6 Standing biomass of different forest types of India

From: A systematic review on the aboveground biomass and carbon stocks of Indian forest ecosystems

Sr. No. Forest Types Standing biomass (t ha− 1) Reference
1 Tropical wet evergreen 607.7 Rai (1981)
2 Tropical semi evergreen 468.0 Swami (1989)
3 Tropical moist deciduous 409.3 Swami (1989)
4 Littoral and swamp 213.8 Singh (1989)
5 Tropical dry deciduous 93.8 Singh (1990)
6 Tropical thorna 40.0  
7 Tropical dry evergreenb 40.0  
8 Subtropical broad leafed hill 108.7 Toky and Ramakrishnan (1982)
9 Subtropical Pine 210.8 Chaturvedi and Singh (1984)
10 Subtropical dry evergreenc 159.7  
11 Montane wet temperate 237.67 Yadava (1986)
12 Himalayan moist temperate 562.2 Rana (1985)
13 Himalayan dry temperated 169.1  
14–16 Subalpine and alpine 127.4 Yoda (1968), cited by Cannell (1982)
  1. Source: Ravindranath et al. (1997)
  2. aTropical thorn forest were assumed to have 40% of the crown cover of tropical dry deciduous forests as they appear alongside the tropical dry deciduous forest; 40% of standing biomass of deciduous forests were assumed to be the standing biomass of tropical thorn forests, which is 37.52 t ha− 1 further rounded off to 40 t ha− 1
  3. bSame as tropical thorn forest
  4. cSince it occurs between subtropical pine and tropical dry deciduous forests, a mid value between the standing biomass values of these two forests types is used
  5. dSince it occurs between subtropical pine and subalpine forests, a mid value between the standing biomass values of these two forests types is used