(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Natural recovery from accelerated forest ditch and stream bank erosion five years after harvesting of plantation forest on Plynlimon, mid-Wales

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Erosion rates surveyed using 230 erosion pins on 24 occasions over 8 years (1994-2001) on forested stream banks, tributaries and forest ditches in the Nant Tanllwyth catchment, part of the Hafren Forest on Plynlimon, mid-Wales, showed statistically significant increases in mean erosion rates during the two-year period in which environmentally sensitive plot-scale timber harvesting operations took place (1996-97). In the 4 years following timber harvesting mean erosion rates at all sites recovered to levels that were lower than before the harvesting operations began. That is attributed to increased light levels, following canopy removal, allowing vegetation to colonize exposed banks


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no3 [pp. 349-357]

Bibliographic references : 47 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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