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Density management diagram for teak plantations in Tabasco, Mexico

Djhon Minoche (1), Lucia Risio-Allione (2), Celia Herrero De Aza (1-3), Pablo Martínez-Zurimendi (1-4)   

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 909-915 (2017)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor2247-010
Published: Dec 01, 2017 - Copyright © 2017 SISEF

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Density management diagrams are valuable tools for managing specific forest species. The aim of this study was to obtain a density management diagram for teak (Tectona grandis L.) plantations in the State of Tabasco in Mexico. To achieve this objective, a set of 10 plantations were studied, in which 42 plots were established. Two equations were fitted simultaneously, including one related to the quadratic mean diameter, stand density and dominant height and the other which related the total stand volume to the quadratic mean diameter, stand density and dominant height. The results showed that the diagram had an acceptable predictability, thus indicating its usefulness and accuracy in planning silvicultural interventions. This diagram is a very powerful tool that can enable stakeholders to manage teak plantations in the State of Tabasco.

  Keywords


Silvicultural Interventions, Stand Density Diagram, Quadratic Mean Diameter, Tectona grandis

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(1)
Djhon Minoche
Celia Herrero De Aza
Pablo Martínez-Zurimendi
Instituto Universitario de Gestión Forestal Sostenible, Universidad de Valladolid, Avda. de Madrid 44, 34071 Palencia (Spain)
(2)
Lucia Risio-Allione
Instituto Multidisciplinario de Investigaciones Biológicas (CONICET-UNSL), Avda. Ejército de los Andes 950, 5700 San Luis (Argentina)
(3)
Celia Herrero De Aza
ECM Environment Engineering, S.L. C/ Curtidores 17, 34004 Palencia (Spain)
(4)
Pablo Martínez-Zurimendi
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad Villahermosa, Carretera Villahermosa-Reforma km 15.5, Ranchería Guineo, sección II CP 86280, Villahermosa, Tabasco (Mexico)

Corresponding author

 
Pablo Martínez-Zurimendi
granzuri@hotmail.com

Citation

Minoche D, Risio-Allione L, Herrero De Aza C, Martínez-Zurimendi P (2017). Density management diagram for teak plantations in Tabasco, Mexico. iForest 10: 909-915. - doi: 10.3832/ifor2247-010

Academic Editor

Emanuele Lingua

Paper history

Received: Oct 11, 2016
Accepted: Aug 29, 2017

First online: Dec 01, 2017
Publication Date: Dec 31, 2017
Publication Time: 3.13 months

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