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Impacts of thinning of a Mediterranean oak forest on soil properties influencing water infiltration

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dc.contributor.author Di Prima, Simone es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bagarello, Vincenzo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Angulo-Jaramillo, Rafael es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bautista, Inmaculada es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cerda, Artemi es_ES
dc.contributor.author Campo García, Antonio Dámaso del es_ES
dc.contributor.author González Sanchis, María del Carmen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Iovino, Massimo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lassabatere, Laurent es_ES
dc.contributor.author Maetzke, Federico es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-28T04:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-28T04:23:08Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0042-790X es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/104723
dc.description.abstract [EN] In Mediterranean ecosystems, special attention needs to be paid to forest¿water relationships due to water scarcity. In this context, Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) has the objective to establish how forest resources have to be managed with regards to the efficient use of water, which needs maintaining healthy soil properties even after disturbance. The main objective of this investigation was to understand the effect of one of the AFM methods, namely forest thinning, on soil hydraulic properties. At this aim, soil hydraulic characterization was performed on two contiguous Mediterranean oak forest plots, one of them thinned to reduce the forest density from 861 to 414 tree per ha. Three years after the intervention, thinning had not affected soil water permeability of the studied plots. Both ponding and tension infiltration runs yielded not significantly different saturated, Ks, and unsaturated, K¿20, hydraulic conductivity values at the thinned and control plots. Therefore, thinning had no an adverse effect on vertical water fluxes at the soil surface. Mean Ks values estimated with the ponded ring infiltrometer were two orders of magnitude higher than K¿20 values estimated with the minidisk infiltrometer, revealing probably soil structure with macropores and fractures . The input of hydrophobic organic matter, as a consequence of the addition of plant residues after the thinning treatment, resulted in slight differences in terms of both water drop penetration time, WDPT, and the index of water repellency, R, between thinned and control plots. Soil water repellency only affected unsaturated soil hydraulic conductivity measurements. Moreover, K¿20 values showed a negative correlation with both WDPT and R, whereas Ks values did not, revealing that the soil hydrophobic behavior has no impact on saturated hydraulic conductivity. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We thank S. Cullotta for his passion as researcher and mentor during all his career. This study is a part of research projects: "Indagini sperimentali per la simulazione dei processi di formazione del deflusso superficiale nei suoli boscati, Progetto FIRB 2012 - MIMOSE", "CGL2011- 28776-C02-02, HYDROSIL", and "CGL2014-58127-C3-2, SILWAMED". In particular, the last two research projects were funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and FEDER funds. SDP also thanks A.K., V.A. & D.U. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o. es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Soil water repellency es_ES
dc.subject Forest soils es_ES
dc.subject Saturated and near saturated hydraulic conductivity es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.subject.classification EDAFOLOGIA Y QUIMICA AGRICOLA es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA es_ES
dc.title Impacts of thinning of a Mediterranean oak forest on soil properties influencing water infiltration es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/johh-2017-0016 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//CGL2014-58127-C3-2-R/ES/DESARROLLO DE CONCEPTOS Y CRITERIOS PARA UNA GESTION FORESTAL DE BASE ECO-HIDROLOGICA COMO MEDIDA DE ADAPTACION AL CAMBIO GLOBAL (SILWAMED)/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//CGL2011-28776-C02-02/ES/CARACTERIZACION HIDROLOGICA DE LA ESTRUCTURA FORESTAL A ESCALA PARCELA PARA LA IMPLEMENTACION DE SILVICULTURA ADAPTATIVA/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente - Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Química - Departament de Química es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Di Prima, S.; Bagarello, V.; Angulo-Jaramillo, R.; Bautista, I.; Cerda, A.; Campo García, ADD.; González Sanchis, MDC.... (2017). Impacts of thinning of a Mediterranean oak forest on soil properties influencing water infiltration. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics. 65(3):276-286. https://doi.org/10.1515/johh-2017-0016 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1515/johh-2017-0016 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 276 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 286 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 65 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\342341 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad es_ES


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