A new method for the identification of old-growth trees in National Forest Inventories: Application to Pinus halepensis Mill. stands in Spain

Alberdi Asensio, Iciar and Condes Ruiz, Sonia and Cañellas, Isabel and Hernández, Laura (2013). A new method for the identification of old-growth trees in National Forest Inventories: Application to Pinus halepensis Mill. stands in Spain. "Annals of Forest Science" (n. 70); pp. 277-285. ISSN 1286-4560. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-012-0261-9.

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Title: A new method for the identification of old-growth trees in National Forest Inventories: Application to Pinus halepensis Mill. stands in Spain
Author/s:
  • Alberdi Asensio, Iciar
  • Condes Ruiz, Sonia
  • Cañellas, Isabel
  • Hernández, Laura
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Annals of Forest Science
Date: 2013
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Economía y Gestión Forestal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 16886
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16886/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16886
DOI: 10.1007/s13595-012-0261-9
Official URL: http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/943/art%253A10.1007%252Fs13595-012-0261-9.pdf?auth66=1394614736_9fe4e0d359709815915fcfe4f59abdd6&ext=.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Mar 2014 09:01
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:13
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