Survived herbaceous plant species on compacted skid road in a fir (Abies bornmulleriana Mattf.) forest - A note


Makineci E. , Gungor B. S. , Demir M.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.13, no.3, pp.187-192, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.trd.2008.01.002
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-192

Abstract

This study examines the plant species of herbaceous cover on a skid road subjected to soil compaction due to timber skidding in a pure fir (Abies bornmulleriana Mattf.) plantation forest. Previous studies have shown that ground based skidding damages soils, and degrades the ecosystem because it limits the recovery and growth of plant cover. However, some plant species can recover and survive after extreme degradation due to skidding. The composition of these species and their cover-abundance scales are examined. Sixteen species are determined belonging to 11 plant families.

This study examines the plant species of herbaceous cover on a skid road subjected to soil compaction due to timber skidding in a pure fir (Abies bornmulleriana Mattf.) plantation forest. Previous studies have shown that ground based skidding damages soils, and degrades the ecosystem because it limits the recovery and growth of plant cover. However, some plant species can recover and survive after extreme degradation due to skidding. The composition of these species and their cover-abundance scales are examined. Sixteen species are determined belonging to 11 plant families. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.