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Influence of Forest Management and Sylvicultural Treatments on Abundance of Snags and Tree Cavities in Mountain Mixed Beech Forests

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Department of Forestry, Khalkhal Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khalkhal 56817-31367, Iran
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CREA Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria—Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing, Via della Pascolare 16, 00015 Monterotondo, Italy
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Forestry Department, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara 41996-13776, Iran
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Department of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Tuscia University, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Environments 2021, 8(6), 55; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments8060055
Received: 21 April 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 9 June 2021 / Published: 12 June 2021
In this study the influence of forest management on the characteristics of snags and tree cavities in the Hyrcanian forests of Iran was investigated. In particular, the effect of two sylvicultural treatments (shelter wood and single-tree selection) was assessed in comparison to protected stands. The abundance, diameter, height, and degree of decay of snag species, and the characteristics of birds excavated and natural cavities (number and height from the ground level) were measured by systematic plots in each stand. The results showed that the abundance, species diversity, and size of snags in both of the sylvicultural treatments were significantly lower than the protected stands. The number of birds excavated and natural cavities on thicker snags with moderate decay was significantly higher than other decay classes. Abundance, species diversity, size of snags, and number of tree cavities in the single-tree selection stands were significantly higher than sheltered-wood stands. View Full-Text
Keywords: cavity-nesting birds; shelter wood system; single-tree selection; snags; biodiversity cavity-nesting birds; shelter wood system; single-tree selection; snags; biodiversity
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Tavankar, F.; Latterini, F.; Nikooy, M.; Venanzi, R.; Naghdi, R.; Picchio, R. Influence of Forest Management and Sylvicultural Treatments on Abundance of Snags and Tree Cavities in Mountain Mixed Beech Forests. Environments 2021, 8, 55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8060055

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Tavankar F, Latterini F, Nikooy M, Venanzi R, Naghdi R, Picchio R. Influence of Forest Management and Sylvicultural Treatments on Abundance of Snags and Tree Cavities in Mountain Mixed Beech Forests. Environments. 2021; 8(6):55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8060055

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Tavankar, Farzam, Francesco Latterini, Mehrdad Nikooy, Rachele Venanzi, Ramin Naghdi, and Rodolfo Picchio. 2021. "Influence of Forest Management and Sylvicultural Treatments on Abundance of Snags and Tree Cavities in Mountain Mixed Beech Forests" Environments 8, no. 6: 55. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/environments8060055

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