Kdoshim (KDO) - Israel

The Kedoshim-forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) is an experimental set up established in 2008 in a mature Pinus halepensis forest. This long-term research was designed to address silvicultural issues related to the management of mature, first generation, man-made, pine forest ecosystems in Israel and the design of their next generations as sustainable multiple-use forests. The Kedoshim LTER site is part of the Israeli LTER network - MAARAG. The Kedoshim LTER site provides a comprehensive well designed experimental infrastructure to study long-term effects of silvicultural manipulation (specifically overstory thinning) on vegetation dynamics, forest structure and ecosystem function. Four overstory thinning treatments were applied within 70×70 research plots: 1) clear cut, 2) heavy thinning – 100 tree ha-1 (65% reduction in stem basal area), 3) moderate thinning – 300 tree ha-1 (35% reduction in stem basal area) and, 4) control with no thinning – ca. 500 tree ha-1. Additionally, adjacent non-forested area was assigned as a reference. Climate and microclimate and various aspects of vegetation dynamics, forest function and biodiversity are monitored continuously since the application of thinning treatments.

Source https://deims.org/bbe2405c-cf54-4c35-8da2-8f755314aad7
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Metadata Access https://deims.org/api/sites/bbe2405c-cf54-4c35-8da2-8f755314aad7
Creator Yagil Osem
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry deims.org
Publication Year 2013
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact yagil(at)agri.gov.il
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (35.044W, 31.783S, 35.044E, 31.783N)