Effects of stump removal on soil decomposer communities in undisturbed patches of the forest floor

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dc.contributor.author Kataja-aho, Saana
dc.contributor.author Saari, Eeva
dc.contributor.author Fritze, Hannu
dc.contributor.author Haimi, Jari
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-27T10:06:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-11T22:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kataja-aho, S., Saari, E., Fritze, H. & Haimi, J. (2011). Effects of stump removal on soil decomposer communities in undisturbed patches of the forest floor. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 26 (3), 221-231. doi:10.1080/02827581.2011.560183
dc.identifier.issn 0282-7581
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_45735
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/26820
dc.description.abstract Soil preparation after clear-cutting leads to fragmentation of forest floor and, consequently, changes the habitat of decomposers. Stump removal for bioenergy is further increasing the disturbance in the soil. We studied responses of decomposers to stump removal in boreal spruce forests during the first 4 years after clear felling in relation to mounding. Samples for each decomposer organism group were taken from undisturbed forest floor patches that are the main habitat for decomposers after forest regeneration and whose amount and size obviously differ between the treatments. Microbial biomasses and community structure, and the abundance of enchytraeids, were not found to be affected by the stump removal. The abundance of nematodes and the total numbers of collembolans were lower in the stump harvesting plots compared with the mounded plots 3 years after the regeneration. In addition, microbivorous macroarthropods had higher abundances in the mounded plots. Together, decomposer community in the fragments of undisturbed forest floor only slightly differed between the mounded and stump removal areas. However, more data are urgently needed to also find out the longer-term effects of stump removal on the forest soil decomposers and their functioning and the development of decomposer community in exposed mineral soil.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
dc.relation.uri http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713711862~link=cover
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 26 (3), 221-231.
dc.subject.other Forest management
dc.subject.other forest soil
dc.subject.other fragmentation
dc.subject.other nutrient cycling
dc.subject.other soil fauna
dc.subject.other stump harvesting
dc.title Effects of stump removal on soil decomposer communities in undisturbed patches of the forest floor
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201142810688
dc.subject.kota 118
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Biological and Environmental Science en
dc.contributor.laitos Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Ecology and Evolutionary Biology en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Ekologia ja evoluutiobiologia fi
jyx.tutka.volyme 26
jyx.tutka.mnumber 3
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 221-231
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1080/02827581.2011.560183
dc.date.updated 2011-04-26T21:30:07Z
dc.description.version Final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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