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Effects of thinning in a water-limited holm oak forest
Ogaya Inurrigarro, Romà (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Escolà, Anna (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)
Liu, Daijun (University of Birmingham)
Barbeta i Margarit, Adrià (INRA)
Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i d'Aplicacions Forestals)

Data: 2019
Resum: A natural holm oak forest was selectively thinned to test thinning as a tool to reduce tree mortality, increase productivity, and reverse the recent regression of the dominant species (Quercus ilex) induced by climate change. Thinning increased aboveground productivity and reduced stem mortality in this Mediterranean forest during four years just after thinning, contributing to the maintenance of forest functioning under changing climatic conditions. Q. ilex was the only species positively affected by the thinning: stem growth increased for all stem sizes, and mortality was significantly lower in thinned plots. On the contrary, mortality rates of Phillyrea latifolia and Arbutus unedo were not significantly lower. Stem growth increased for P. latifolia only in the smallest stem-size class. Our results highlight the suitability of selective thinning for improving the forest productivity and ensuring the conservation of Mediterranean coppices. Other benefits of selective thinning, such as a decrease in the risk of fire dispersion and an increase in the water supply for human populations, are also discussed.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad CGL2016-79835-P
European Commission 610028
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 2017/SGR-1005
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Carbon sink ; Climate change ; Forest dieback ; Forest management ; Holm oak ; Mediterranean forest ; Selective thinning ; Tree growth ; Tree mortality
Publicat a: Journal of sustainable forestry, Vol. 39, Issue 4 (October 2019) , p. 365-378, ISSN 1054-9811

DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2019.1673179


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