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Forest biomass recovery after conventional and reduced-impact logging in Amazonian Brazil

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Autor(es):
West, Thales A. P. [1, 2] ; Vidal, Edson [1, 3] ; Putz, Francis E. [2, 4]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, ESALQ, Dept Ciencias Florestais, BR-13418 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Florida, Dept Biol, Gainesville, FL 32641 - USA
[3] Inst Homem & Meio Ambiente Amazonia IMAZON, BR-66060160 Belem, Para - Brazil
[4] Ctr Int Forestry Res CIFOR, Bogor - Indonesia
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT; v. 314, p. 59-63, FEB 15 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 35
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Growing concerns about unnecessarily destructive selective logging of tropical forests and its impacts on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions motivated this study on post-logging biomass dynamics over a 16-year period in a control plot and in plots subjected to conventional logging (CL) or reduced-impact logging (RIL) in Paragominas, Para State, Brazil. All trees >25 cm were monitored in 25.4 ha plots of each treatment, each with a subplot of 5.25 ha for trees >10 cm dbh. The commercial timber volumes in felled trees were 38.9 and 37.4 m(3) ha(-1) in the RIL and CL plots, respectively, but the extracted volumes were 38.6 and 29.7 m(3) ha(-1), respectively. Immediately after logging, plots subjected to RIL and CL lost 17% and 26% of their above-ground biomass, respectively. Over the 16 years after logging, the average annual increments in above-ground biomass (recruitment plus residual tree growth minus mortality) were 2.8 Mg ha(-1) year(-1) in the RIL plot but only 0.5 Mg ha(-1) year in the CL plot. By 16 years post-logging, the RIL plot recovered 100% of its original above-ground biomass while the CL plot recovered only 77%; over the same period, biomass in the control plot maintained 96% of its initial stock. These findings reinforce the claim that conversion from CL to RIL would represent an efficient forest-based strategy to mitigate climate change under the REDD+ and would be an important step towards sustainable forest management. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/13277-5 - Metodologia para projetos de crédito de carbono envolvendo a conversão da exploração madeireira convencional para o manejo florestal com exploração de impacto reduzido.
Beneficiário:Thales Augusto Pupo West
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado