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Title (Primary) Impacts of logging in tropical rain forests with disturbed recruitment - a simulation study
Title (Secondary) Decision support for multiple purpose forestry. A transdisciplinary conference on the development and application of decision support tools for forest management, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, April 23-25, 2003
Author Huth, A.; Köhler, P.;
Publisher Vacik, H.; Lexer, M.J.; Rauscher, M.H.; Reynolds, K.M.; Brooks, R.T.;
Year 2003
Department OESA;
Abstract There are increasing evidences that recruitment of trees might be endangered through events such as climate change, enhanced seed predation or fragmentation. In addition, continuing logging in the tropics is making the conservation of remaining forests increasingly difficult In this study we assess various impacts of recruitment shortage and tree harvesting in a tropical rain forest in Sabah, Malaysia. 56 different scenarios using the process-based forest growth model Formind2.0 were assessed. Formind2.0 is based on the calculations of the carbon balance of individual trees belonging to 13 different plant functional types. Reduced recruitment led to shifts in the abundances of species, to species loss, and to forest decline and dieback.. Reduced-impact logging methods were compared with conventional logging methods.
ID 4936
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=4936
Huth, A., Köhler, P. (2003):
Impacts of logging in tropical rain forests with disturbed recruitment - a simulation study
In: Vacik, H., Lexer, M.J., Rauscher, M.H., Reynolds, K.M., Brooks, R.T. (eds.)
Decision support for multiple purpose forestry. A transdisciplinary conference on the development and
application of decision support tools for forest management, University of Natural
Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, April 23-25, 2003

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