The amount of coarse dead wood and associated decay rates in forest reserves and managed forests, northwest Turkey


Colak A. H. , Tokcan M., Rotherham I. D. , Atici E.

INVESTIGACION AGRARIA-SISTEMAS Y RECURSOS FORESTALES, vol.18, no.3, pp.350-359, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : INVESTIGACION AGRARIA-SISTEMAS Y RECURSOS FORESTALES
  • Page Numbers: pp.350-359

Abstract

This study describes the state of coarse dead wood (CDW) in the Forest Reserve and the Managed Forest zones of northern conifer-broadleaved mixed forest. The results showed mean total CDW volumes in the ranges 30,05 +/- 11,06 m(3)/ha in the Forest Reserve (6,33 +/- 2,98% of the LW volume), and 9,31 +/- 2,84 m(3)/ha in the Managed Forest (1,96 +/- 0,84% of the LW volume). The total CDW volume was 3,22 times higher in the Forest Reserve than in the Managed Forest.