Recruitment , growth and recovery of commercial tree species over 30 years following logging and thinning in a tropical rain forest

@inproceedings{Avila2016RecruitmentG,
  title={Recruitment , growth and recovery of commercial tree species over 30 years following logging and thinning in a tropical rain forest},
  author={Angela Luciana de Avila and Gustavo Schwartz and Ademir Roberto Ruschel and Jos{\'e} do Carmo Lopes and Jos{\'e} Natalino Macedo Silva and Joao Carvalho and Carsten F. Dormann and Lucas Mazzei and Marcio Hofmann Mota Soares and J{\"u}rgen Bauhus},
  year={2016}
}
Sustainable production of timber from commercial species across felling cycles is a core challenge for tropical silviculture. In this study, we analysed how the intensity and type (harvesting and thinning) of silvicultural interventions affect: (a) recruitment of small stems (5 cm 6 DBH < 15 cm), (b) increment of future crop trees (15 cm 6 DBH < 50 cm) and (c) recovery of harvestable growing stocks (DBHP 50 cm) of 52 commercial timber species in the Tapajós National Forest, Brazil. Intervention… CONTINUE READING