Stem-mapping live and dead trees in a mixed fir-pine forest
Keywords:Abies, Deadwood, GIS, Pinus
Dead trees are vital to the conservation and sustainability of biodiversity. The number of large-diameter live trees and dead trees in a stand are some of the most common stand characteristics used to determine the structural complexity of the stand. In this study, spatial patterns of trees in a mixed Kazdağı fir (Abies nordmanniana subsp. equi-trojani)- Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stand was examined, and mapped. Moreover, distribution pattern of the standing deadwoods was also monitored. Distribution of all trees was dispersed, while the deadwoods were clustered within the stand.
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