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    Sustainable timber harvesting in the rainforests of North Queensland

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    Simulation studies for an area of rainforest in north Queensland indicate that selection harvesting can provide a viable timber harvest in perpetuity. Rainforests are complex in terms of species composition, tree age and size distribution, and topography. Efficient inventory procedures to overcome these special difficulties are described. The growth model employed in the calculations is dynamic, responding to changes in stand density, composition and management history. A harvesting simulator ensures reliable prediction of removals by selection logging, and predicts the effect on the residual stand. Yield calculations employed yield scheduling, a simulation approach which mimics the timing and location of logging operations. It produces a logging plan and a profile of predicted yields. The study area of 13 000 hectares sustained a yield of 4 900 cubic metres per annum throughout the 500 year simulation, indicating that selection logging is sustainable in north Queensland rain forests.

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    Title : Sustainable timber harvesting in the rainforests of North Queensland
    Author(s) : Jerome K Vanclay, Robert a Preston
    Abstract : Simulation studies for an area of rainforest in north Queensland indicate that selection harvesting can provide a viable timber harvest in perpetuity. Rainforests are complex in terms of species composition, tree age and size distribution, and topography. Efficient inventory procedures to overcome these special difficulties are described. The growth model employed in the calculations is dynamic, responding to changes in stand density, composition and management history. A harvesting simulator ensures reliable prediction of removals by selection logging, and predicts the effect on the residual stand. Yield calculations employed yield scheduling, a simulation approach which mimics the timing and location of logging operations. It produces a logging plan and a profile of predicted yields. The study area of 13 000 hectares sustained a yield of 4 900 cubic metres per annum throughout the 500 year simulation, indicating that selection logging is sustainable in north Queensland rain forests.
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    Area : Other
    Language : English
    Year : 1989

    Affiliations Southern Cross University
    Journal : Timber Harvesting
    Volume : 69
    Issue : September
    Publisher : Institute of Foresters of Australia
    Pages : 181-191
    Url : http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/eserv/UQ:8356/U022_ifa_pp.pdf

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