Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/99879
Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (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
Internet: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10549811.2019.1607755
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/99879
https://doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2019.1607755
Affiliation(s): Agronomijos fakultetas
Biochemijos katedra
Biologijos ir augalų biotechnologijos institutas
Botanikos sodas
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Kauno technologijos universitetas
Lietuvos agrarinių ir miškų mokslų centro filialas, Miškų institutas
Pomologijos kolekcijų sektorius
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
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Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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