Short-term effects of thinning on soil CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes in Mediterranean forest ecosystems.

  title={Short-term effects of thinning on soil CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes in Mediterranean forest ecosystems.},
  author={Gianluigi Mazza and Alessandro Elio Agnelli and Paolo Cantiani and Ugo Chiavetta and Foteini Doukalianou and Kyriaki Kitikidou and Elias Milios and Michail Z. Orfanoudakis and K. Radoglou and Alessandra Lagomarsino},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={651 Pt 1},
In Mediterranean ecosystems an increasing demand for in situ trace gas exchange data is emerging to enhance the adaptation and mitigation strategies under forest degradation. Field-chamber green-house gas fluxes and site characteristics were analysed in two Mediterranean peri-urban pine forests showing degradation symptoms. We examined the effect of different thinning interventions on soil CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes, addressing the relationships with the environmental variables and C and N… Expand
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