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Modeling the spatial pattern of carbon stock in Central Mindanao University using inVEST tool

By: Joseph C. Paquit, Francis Niño W. Mindaña

Key Words: InVEST tool, GIS modeling, Carbon stock, Central Mindanao University

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(4), 103-113, April 2017.

Abstract

This study was primarily intented to model the spatial pattern of carbon stock in Central Mindanao University (CMU) campus. Thirty-three (33) land use/land cover (LULC) types were delineated in the study area. The carbon stored in each LULC type were determined using relevant secondary information generated from both local and international researches. The mapping of carbon across CMU’s landscape was done using In Vest tool and ArcMap version 10.1. Results have shown that carbon stored varies within different LULC types. With a land area of 3,080.82 hectares, CMU currently stores an estimated 234,380 tonnes of carbon. The LULC type with rich vegetation had higher amount of carbon stored on a per hectare basis. Natural forest obtained the largest carbon stored with 41,455.10 tonnes (209 tonnes C/ha) which comprise 17.69% of the total carbon stock in the area. It was therefore identified as the potential area for the Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and Degradation Program (REDD+) and other related activities.

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Modeling the spatial pattern of carbon stock in Central Mindanao University using inVEST tool

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Joseph C. Paquit, Francis Niño W. Mindaña.
Modeling the spatial pattern of carbon stock in Central Mindanao University using inVEST tool.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 10(4), 103-113, April 2017.
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