The total quantity or mass of organic
material produced by living organisms in a particular area, at a given time.
Forests biomass refers
to any biomass found in forests including trees, leaves, branches, roots.
Specific types of biomass targeted for use in energy systems include: tops and
branches of trees left after timber harvests, poor quality trees in managed
forests, trees removed during land clearing operations, wood waste from urban
areas, and wood residues produced by sawmills.
context of fisheries, it
refers to the total weight of living organisms or total weight of a fish
resource or stock.
In the context of energy, the term biomass is also often used
to refer to organic materials, such as wood by-products and agricultural wastes,
which can be burned to produce energy or converted into a gas and used for fuel.
Fishery - Forest - Organic
To read about this term in context:
GreenFacts Summary on Forests:
GreenFacts Summary on Forests & Energy: