Gustavo Schwartz: Forest management and regeneration of tree species in the Eastern Amazon

The short- and medium-term effects of reduced-impact logging (RIL) on the regeneration of commercial tree species were assessed in the Eastern Amazon.

Promovendus BJM (Bas) Arts
Promotor GMJ (Frits) Mohren
Copromotor dr. M (Marielos) Pena Claros MSc
Organisatie Wageningen University, Leerstoelgroep Bosecologie en bosbeheer

ma 18 februari 2013 16:00 tot 17:30

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen

Copromoter: J.C.A. Lopes


Besides, post-logging silvicultural techniques such as enrichment planting and tending naturally established individuals were tested in order to improve forest management for ensuring sustainable production.  Finally the profitability of the tested treatments was evaluated.  RIL did not have a destructive effect on the investigated species and the silvicultural techniques proved to be efficient to decrease mortality and increase growth rates of commercial tree species but are still not profitable under the current timber prices and harvesting operation costs.