Study

Regeneration of timber species following selection logging in a Bolivian tropical dry forest

  • Published source details Fredericksen T.S. & Mostacedo B. (2000) Regeneration of timber species following selection logging in a Bolivian tropical dry forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 131, 47-55.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

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Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

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Forest Conservation

Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

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Forest Conservation
  1. Log/remove trees within forests: effects on mature trees

    A replicated, controlled study in 1996-1999 in tropical forest in Bolivia (Fredericksen & Mostacedo 2000) found that selective logging decreased trees canopy cover. Tree canopy cover was higher in unlogged plots (logged: 18%; unlogged: 98%). The number of new commercial tree stems/m2 was similar in logged (11) and unlogged plots (11). Four logged (single tree selection in 1996 and 1997 on a diameter-limit basis) and four unlogged (control) plots (1 × 1 m) were replicated in nine block over a 200 ha area. Data were collected 14 months after treatment.

     

  2. Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants

    A replicated, controlled study in 1996-1999 in tropical forest in Bolivia (Fredericksen & Mostacedo 2000) found that selective logging increased ground vegetation cover. Ground vegetation cover was higher in logged (99%) than unlogged plots (81%). Four logged (single tree selection in 1996 and 1997 on a diameter-limit basis) and four unlogged plots (1 × 1 m) were replicated in nine block over a 200 ha area. Data were collected 14 months after treatment.

     

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