Canadian Forest Service Publications

Impact of precommercial thinning on soil respiration, temperature, and moisture in western Newfoundland balsam fir. 2008. Hagemann, U.; Moroni, M.T.; Carter, P.Q.; Makeschinn, F. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Corner Brook, NL. Information Report-M-X-223E. 12 p.

Year: 2008

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 29064

Language: English

Series: Information Report (AFC - Fredericton)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Total surface respiration (Rs) was measured over a diurnal cycle in precommercially thinned and unthinned western Newfoundland balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) on 15–16 July 2002. Soil temperatures (Ts), soil moisture potentials (Psi s), and Rs were recorded hourly. Average hourly Rs in the thinned stand was significantly lower than in the unthinned stand. Differences in Rs between thinned and unthinned stands changed with time. Only thinned stand hourly Rs was significantly related to Ts and Psi s.