Selection ofSampling Technique

The sampling method adopted for above-ground biomass could be adopted for estimating SOC, assuming that biomass and SOC are linked. The sampling method and the size of the sample depend on the size of the project, number of strata and the likely spatial variation in carbon density (tonnes/hectare). Sample size could be estimated using the equation given in Chapter 10. Alternatively, the number of sampling points could be determined using the following approach:

• Adopt the "permanent plot" technique to facilitate monitoring or periodical measurements

• Adopt the sampling method used for above-ground biomass

• Select all the shrub plots used for above-ground biomass sampling, usually 8-16 plots per stratum

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