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Title

Populations of some forest litter, humus, and soil arthropods as affected by silvicultural practices, residue utilization and prescribed fire
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. G. Fellin
Publication Year: 1979

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
Abies spp.; arachnids; arthropods; clearcutting; Collembola; coniferous forests; decay; distribution; forest management; humus; insects; litter; logging; mineral soils; Montana; overstory; population density; population ecology; regeneration; shelterwood; site treatments; soil organisms; succession; Thuja; understory vegetation
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35370
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9669
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The combined effects of two silvicultural practices-shelterwood and clearcutting-and two residue management practices-intense fiber removal (utilization) and residue removal by prescribed fire-on forest litter, humus, and soil arthropods (mesofauna) are discussed. Arthropods most abundant on the study area and most affected by treatment were mites (Arachnida, Acarina) and springtails (Insecta, Collembola). These and other arthropods collected are listed and their seasonal and vertical distribution presented. Preliminary results of these four treatments are presented, and the management implications of the harvesting and residue utilization treatments discussed.

Citation:
Fellin, D. G. 1979. Populations of some forest litter, humus, and soil arthropods as affected by silvicultural practices, residue utilization and prescribed fire, Environmental consequences of Timber Harvesting in Rocky Mountain Coniferous Forests. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station,Ogden, UT. p. 317-334,General Technical Report INT-90.