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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/78072
A Regional Inventory and Monitoring Setup to Evaluate Bark Peeling Damage by Red Deer (Cervus Elaphus) in Coniferous Plantations in Southern Belgium
English
Gheysen, Thibaut [> >]
Brostaux, Yves mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Sciences agronomiques > Statistique, Inform. et Mathém. appliquée à la bioingénierie >]
Hebert, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
Ligot, Gauthier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
Rondeux, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
Lejeune, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Gestion des ressources forestières et des milieux naturels >]
2011
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
Kluwer Academic Publishers
181
1-4
Published online
335-45
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0167-6369
Dordrecht
The Netherlands
[en] deer ; bark peeling ; inventory ; Norway spruce ; Wallonia ; sustainable forest management
[en] Bark peeling by red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) has become a serious issue for productive forests in western Europe. The damage is particularly severe on species such as spruce, as these become vulnerable to fungus attacks that result in considerably depreciated timber. This article presents a monitoring setup for recent bark peeling damage in spruce plantings in Wallonia (southern part of Belgium). This setup implies to collect data annually from a survey involving cluster sampling. It has been employed since 2004 in coniferous stands amounting to 165,000 ha of land, where Norway spruce is the predominant species. The study area was divided into blocks delineated along features preventing deer migrations. A set of indicators was computed either at the whole study area level or at block level. The resulting set of indicators enabled forest managers to follow up debarking intensity in productive forests. Additional analyses were carried out in order to assess the relationship between the social position of trees in the stand and the debarking probability on the one hand, and the relationship between the variation in damage magnitude and seasonality, namely summer versus winter, on the other hand.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/78072
10.1007/s10661-010-1832-6

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