Seasonal prevalence of arthropods after line thinning of overstocked Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica D. Don) plantations in central Japan

@article{Maleque2009SeasonalPO,
  title={Seasonal prevalence of arthropods after line thinning of overstocked Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica D. Don) plantations in central Japan},
  author={M. Abdul Maleque and Hiroaki T. Ishii and Kaoru Maet{\^o} and Shingo Taniguchi},
  journal={Landscape and Ecological Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={6},
  pages={43-52}
}
We investigated the seasonal changes in the abundance of coleopteran and hymenopteran functional groups to evaluate the ecological suitability of line thinning in overstocked Japanese cedar plantations in central Japan. In line thinning, 3- to 5-m-wide sections of the stand are harvested parallel to the mountain slope and perpendicular to the forest roads. The thinning intensity varies from 25 to 35% of the total number of trees. We compared the seasonal abundance between the thinned stand and… CONTINUE READING