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