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Research Publications in journals:
A new method for the identification of old-growth trees in National Forest Inventories: Application to Pinus halepensis Mill. stands in Spain
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Forest
Information
Abstract
Old-growth trees play a very important role in the maintenance of biodiversity in forests. However, no clear definition is yet available to help identify them since tree age is usually not recorded in National Forest Inventories. To develop and test a new method to identify old-growth trees using a species-specific threshold for tree diameter in National Forest Inventories. Different nonlinear mixed models for diameter ? age were generated using data from the Spanish Forest Inventory in order to identify the most appropriate one for Aleppo pine in its South-western distribution area. The asymptote of the optimal model indicates the threshold diameter for defining an old-growth tree. Additionally, five site index curves were examined to analyze the influence of site quality on these models.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Annals of Forest Science
ISBN
1286-4560
Impact factor JCR
1,788
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2011
Volume
10.1007/s13595-012-0261-9
Journal number
70
From page
277
To page
285
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Iciar Alberdi Asensio (UPM)
  • Autor: Isabel Cañellas (INIA-CIFOR)
  • Autor: Laura Hernández (INIA-CIFOR)
  • Autor: Sonia Condes Ruiz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Inventario y Gestión de Recursos Naturales
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