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Logs are an important structural feature of forest ecosystems, and their abundance affects many resources and forest processes, including fire regimes, soil productivity, silviculture, carbon cycling, and wildlife habitat. Consequently, logs are often sampled to estimate their frequency, percent…
Author(s): Lisa J. Bate, Torolf R. Torgersen, Michael J. Wisdom, Edward O. Garton
Keywords: coarse woody debris, down woody material, fuel management, logs, intersect diameter, line-intersect sampling, silviculture, wildlife
Source: Forest Ecology and Management

doi: 10.1 016/j.foreco.2009.04.042
Year: 2009
Dead wood is a substantial carbon stock in terrestrial forest ecosystems and hence a critical component of global carbon cycles. Given the limited amounts of dead wood biomass and carbon stock information for Caribbean forests, our objectives were to: (1) describe the relative contribution of down…
Author(s): Sonja N. Oswalt, Thomas J. Brandeis
Keywords: carbon, Caribbean forests, down woody material, subtropical forests
Source: Biotropica, Vol. 40(1): 20-27
Year: 2008
Dead wood is a substantial carbon stock in terrestrial forest ecosystems and hence a critical component of global carbon cycles. Given the limited amounts of dead wood biomass and carbon stock information for Caribbean forests, our objectives were to: (1) describe the relative contribution of down…
Author(s): Sonja N. Oswalt, Thomas J. Brandeis
Keywords: carbon, Caribbean forests, down woody material, subtropical forests
Source: BIOTROPICA 40(1) :20–27
Year: 2008
An efficient and accurate inventory of forest fuels at large scales is critical for assessment of forest fire hazards across landscapes. The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the USDA Forest Service conducts a national inventory of fuels along with blind remeasurement of a portion of…
Author(s): J.A. Westfall, C.W. Woodall
Keywords: fuels inventory, data quality, measurement bias, down woody material, forest fire, forest biomass
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 253: 171-176.
Year: 2007
Dead wood is a substantial carbon stock in terrestrial forest ecosystems and hence a critical component of global carbon cycles. Given the limited amounts of dead wood biomass and carbon stock information for Caribbean forests, our objectives were to: (1) describe the relative contribution of down…
Author(s): Sonja N. Oswalt, Thomas J. Brandels, Christopher W. Woodall
Keywords: carbon, Caribbean forests, down woody material, subtropical forests
Source: Biotropica. 40(1): 20-27.
Year: 2008
The USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis program conducts an inventory of forests of the United States including down woody materials (DWM). In this report we provide the rationale and context for a national inventory of DWM, describe the components sampled, discuss the sampling…
Author(s): Christopher W. Woodall, Vicente J. Monleon
Keywords: down woody material, forest inventory, line-intersect sampling, coarse woody debris, fine woody debris
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-22. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 68 p.
Year: 2008
We describe methods for efficient, accurate sampling of logs at landscape and stand scales to estimate density, total length, cover, volume, and weight. Our methods focus on optimizing the sampling effort by choosing an appropriate sampling method and transect length for specific forest conditions…
Author(s): Lisa J. Bate, Torolf R. Torgersen, Michael J. Wisdom, Edward O. Garton, Shawn C. Clabough
Keywords: Coarse woody debris, density, down woody material, line intersect, logs, monitoring, percentage of cover, sampling technique, snag, large tree, SnagPRO, strip plot, total length, volume, weight, wildlife management, wildlife use
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-746. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 93 p.
Year: 2008
Managers are interested in the dynamics of down woody material because of its role as a fuel component, a feature of wildlife habitat, a carbon pool, and other characteristics. We analyzed nearly 9,000 plots from the Interior West, spanning the range from sparse juniper and mesquite woodland to…
Author(s): John D. Shaw, James Long, Raffaella Marzano, Matteo Garbarino
Keywords: down woody material
Source: Journal of Forestry. 110(8): 515.
Year: 2012
Estimates of large dead and down woody material biomass are used for evaluating ecological processes and making ecological assessments, such as for nutrient cycling, wildlife habitat, fire effects, and climate change science. Many methods are used to assess the abundance (volume) of woody material…
Author(s): Duncan C. Lutes, Colin C. Hardy
Keywords: biomass, decomposition, decay class, decay rate, down woody material
Source: Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(3): 116-120.
Year: 2013
This report highlights key findings from a test (“pilot”) of an interior Alaska forest inventory design. The pilot inventoried the forests of the Tanana Valley State Forest (TVSF) and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge (TNWR) in the Tanana River Valley of interior Alaska, covering 2.5 million ac.…
Author(s): Robert Pattison, Hans-Erik Andersen, Andrew Gray, Bethany Schulz, Robert J. Smith, Sarah Jovan
Keywords: Forest Inventory and Analysis, boreal forests, understory vegetation, down woody material, biomass, soil carbon, lichen, moss, carbon pools, LiDAR, remote sensing
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-967. Portland, OR: U.S. Department
of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 80 p.
Year: 2018
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