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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Biologija / Biology (N010)
Author(s): Česonienė, Laima;Daubaras, Remigijus;Tamutis, Vytautas;Kaškonienė, Vilma;Kaškonas, Paulius;Stakėnas, Vidas;Zych, Marcin
Title: Effect of clear-cutting on the understory vegetation, soil and diversity of litter beetles in scots pine-dominated forest
Is part of: Journal of sustainable forestry. Philadelphia : Taylor&Francis, 2019, vol, 38, iss. 8
Extent: p. 791-808
Date: 2019
Keywords: Beetles;Forest litter;Nutrients;Soil;Species richness;Understory vegetation
Abstract: Currently, the aim of modern forest management is not only timber production but also the protection of biodiversity. The initial effects of clear-cut logging on forest understory vegetation, soil and the diversity of litter beetles have been studied. We examined unstudied effects of clear-cutting disturbance on understory vascular plant species abundance, forest soils, and understory vegetation nutrients as well as beetle diversity one year after clear-cutting. Substantial changes in the prominence values and above-ground mass of forest-related vascular plant and moss species were detected. Clear-cuttings resulted in fast appearance of new light-loving plant species. The significant decrease in understory plant biomass influenced the reduction of nutrient pools in clear-cut areas after one year. The clear-cut logging negatively influenced the richness of species and the number of individuals of stenobiontic forest-related beetles in the forest litter. However, forest clear-cuttings were beneficial for eurytopic and open land species
Affiliation(s): Agronomijos fakultetas
Biochemijos katedra
Kauno technologijos universitetas
Lietuvos agrarinių ir miškų mokslų centro filialas, Miškų institutas
Pomologijos mokslo sektorius
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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