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Title: Annual production of harvestable deadwood in semi-arid savannas, South Africa
Authors: Shackleton, CM
Keywords: Savannas
South Africa
Harvestable deadwood
Standing woody biomass
Issue Date: 14-Dec-1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Citation: Shackleton, CM. 1998. Annual production of harvestable deadwood in semi-arid savannas, South Africa. Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 112, 02 January, pp 139-144
Abstract: The annual production of deadwood available for harvesting by hand was determined from 28 permanent plots over three years for three protected areas along a rainfall gradient. Annual production varied considerably for individual plots, but the mean production per woody standing biomass was relatively constant from year to year at approximately 17 kg/ha/year per ton live biomass, or 1.7% per annum. Annual production of harvestable deadwood was related more to stand biomass than rainfall zone. The relative consistency of production rates has positive implications for sustainable use and harvesting strategies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1496
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1496
ISSN: 0378-1127
Appears in Collections:Resource-based sustainable development
Sustainable energy futures
Forestry and wood science
General science, engineering & technology

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