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Logs and snags in a shola forest of Kerala, India
U. M. Chandrashekara; V. Sibichan
Corresponding AuthorU. M. C
2006-06
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume3Issue:2Pages:131–138
AbstractIn a tropical wet montane evergreen forest in the southern peninsular India, the estimated stocking of dead wood is 90 ± 3 stems·ha−1 and the total dead wood volume is 70.7 m3·ha−1. When the logs (downed dead trees more than 10.1 cm in diameter) constitute about 80% of the total deadwood stocking and volume, the rest is by snags (sound and rotting standing dead trees). Since the shola forest trees are characterized by their short stature with low to medium girth, about 89% of the total number of deadwood is of the size ranging from 10.1 cm to 40.0 cm in diameter. The estimated standing dead wood/standing live tree ratio is 0.16 indicating that the forest represents an old stand. Variations observed between logs and snags to change from a given decay class to the higher decay classes in two year period could be attributed to the facts that the logs would be in contact with soil for a relatively longer time and in turn would be in more contact with microorganisms and other decomposing agents.
KeywordShola Forest Dead Wood Western Ghats Of India Log Snag Montane Forest
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6115
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2006_Vol3 No.2
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U. M. Chandrashekara,V. Sibichan. Logs and snags in a shola forest of Kerala, India[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2006,3(2):131–138.
APA U. M. Chandrashekara,&V. Sibichan.(2006).Logs and snags in a shola forest of Kerala, India.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,3(2),131–138.
MLA U. M. Chandrashekara,et al."Logs and snags in a shola forest of Kerala, India".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 3.2(2006):131–138.
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