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dc.contributor.authorVenanzi, Racheleit
dc.contributor.authorLatterini, Francescoit
dc.contributor.authorStefanoni, Walterit
dc.contributor.authorTocci, Damianoit
dc.contributor.authorPicchio, Rodolfoit
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-09T10:35:07Z-
dc.date.available2022-05-09T10:35:07Z-
dc.date.issued2022it
dc.identifier.issn2073-445Xit
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2067/47700-
dc.description.abstractConsidering that forests are crucial in the ecosystem of our planet and that forests provide timber products as well as several ecosystem services, it is evident that the application of sustainable forest operations (SFOs) is of substantial importance to achieve sustainable forest management (SFM). One of the most important issues to be evaluated when dealing with SFOs is limiting the disturbance and impacts related to logging. Harvesting activities can indeed alter the conditions of soil through compaction and litter removal which can also lead to modifications from the biological point of view, for example, diminishing the presence of soil microarthropods. While keeping these objectives in focus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate physico-chemical and biological impacts on forest soil in Mediterranean beech forests after forest logging with two different extraction systems, which are forestry-fitted farm tractors equipped with winch and forwarder. Specifically, authors aimed to investigate: (i) soil disturbance levels of ground-based extraction methods; (ii) soil disturbance levels of the applied forestry intervention; (iii) soil disturbance levels between winching-skidding and forwarding. Findings showed that the physical, chemical, and biological soil features were slightly disturbed by the forestry itself. In addition, forest operations and machine traffic showed clear soil disturbance, resulting in a substantial alteration of the characteristics. Between the two extraction techniques tested, winching caused less disturbance while forwarding had stronger impacts. However, it should be noted that these impact levels are found only on approximately 28% of the surface where operations were carried out. From the evidence gathered in this study, winching seems a less impactful extraction method in the studied context. On the other hand, to decrease the impact of forwarding, some technical adjustments such as bogie-tracks, as well as improved operator training, should be applied.it
dc.format.mediumELETTRONICOit
dc.language.isoengit
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleVariations of Soil Physico-Chemical and Biological Features after Logging Using Two Different Ground-Based Extraction Methods in a Beech High Forest—A Case Studyit
dc.typearticle*
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/land11030388it
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85126474551it
dc.identifier.isi000775029000001it
dc.identifier.urlhttps://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85126474551it
dc.relation.journalLANDit
dc.relation.firstpage1it
dc.relation.lastpage14it
dc.relation.numberofpages14it
dc.relation.article388it
dc.relation.volume11it
dc.relation.issue3it
dc.subject.scientificsectorAGR/06it
dc.subject.keywordssustainable forest operationsit
dc.subject.keywordssustainable forest managementit
dc.subject.keywordsQBS-ar indexit
dc.subject.keywordswinchingit
dc.subject.keywordsforwarderit
dc.subject.ercsectorLS_9_6it
dc.description.numberofauthors5it
dc.description.internationalnoit
dc.contributor.countryITAit
dc.type.refereeREF_1it
dc.type.miur262*
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