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Título: Soil attributes dynamics evaluation after prescribed burning practice in northwestern Portugal forest
Autor: Meira Castro, A C
Albergaria, José Tomás
Meixedo, João Paulo
Delerue-Matos, Cristina
Vivas, António
Carvalho, João P.
Ferreira, Eduardo
Costa, Manuela
Freitas, Amélia
Palavras-chave: Prescribed fire
Forest soil
Organic matter
Data: 2009
Editora: Hacettepe University Ecology Group and Ankara University
Relatório da Série N.º: FESPII;2009
Resumo: The Portuguese northern forests are often and severely affected by wildfires during the summer season. These occurrences affect significant and rudely all ecosystems, namely soil, fauna and flora. Preventive actions such as prescribed burnings and clear-cut logging are frequently used and have showed a significant reduction of the natural wildfires occurrences. In Portugal, and due to some technical and operational conditions, prescribed burnings in forests are the most common preventive action used to reduce the existing fuel hazard. The overall impacts of this preventive action on Portuguese ecosystems are complex and not fully understood. This work reports to the study of a prescribed burning impact in soil chemical properties, namely pH, humidity and organic matter, by monitoring the soil self-recovery capacity. The experiments were carried out in soil cover over a natural site of Andaluzitic schist, in Gramelas, Caminha, Portugal, who was able to maintain itself intact from prescribed burnings from four years. The composed soil samples were collected from five plots at three different layers (0-3cm, 3-6cm and 6-18cm) 1 day before prescribed fire and after the prescribed fire. The results have shown that the dynamic equilibrium in soil was affected significantly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4937
Versão do Editor: http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~ctavsan/papers/FESP2009.pdf
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