Interspecific Variability of Water Storage Capacity and Absorbability of Deadwood

Anna Klamerus-Iwan , Jarosław Lasota , Ewa Błońska

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the water storage capacity and absorbability of deadwood of different tree species with varying degrees of decomposition. Coniferous (Silver fir—Abies alba Mill.) and deciduous (Common hornbeam—Carpinus betulus L., Common ash—Fraxinus excelsior L., Common alder—Alnus glutinosa Gaertn., and Common aspen—Populus tremula L.) species were selected for the research. The study focuses on the wood of dead trees at an advanced stage of decomposition. Deadwood samples were collected at the Czarna Rózga Nature Reserve in central Poland. Changes over time of the water absorbability and water storage capacity of deadwood were determined under laboratory conditions. The research confirmed the significance of the wood species and the degree of wood decomposition in shaping the water storage capacity and absorbability of deadwood in forest ecosystems. Fir wood was characterized by having the highest water storage capacity and water absorbability. Among deciduous species under analysis, aspen wood was characterized by having the highest water storage capacity and absorbability. Our research has confirmed that deadwood may be a significant reservoir of water in forests.
Author Anna Klamerus-Iwan (FoF / Department of Forest Utilization, Engineering and Forest Technology)
Anna Klamerus-Iwan,,
- Department of Forest Utilization, Engineering and Forest Technology
, Jarosław Lasota (FoF / Department of Ecology and Forest Breeding)
Jarosław Lasota,,
- Department of Ecology and Forest Breeding
, Ewa Błońska (FoF / Department of Ecology and Forest Breeding)
Ewa Błońska,,
- Department of Ecology and Forest Breeding
Journal seriesForests, ISSN 1999-4907, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol11
No5
Pages1-12
Publication size in sheets0.3
Article number575
Keywords in Englishwater storage capacity; decomposition rate; coarse woody debris; forest ecosystem
ASJC Classification1107 Forestry
DOIDOI:10.3390/f11050575
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/11/5/575
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.943; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.116 (2) - 2018=2.453 (5)
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FinansowanieThe project was financed by the National Science Centre, Poland: decision no. DEC-2016/21/D/NZ9/01333.
Wkład autorówThe following statements should be used Conceptualization, A.K.-I., E.B. and J.L.; methodology, A.K.-I.; formal analysis, A.K.-I., E.B.; writing—original draft preparation, A.K.-I., E.B., J.L.; writing—review and editing, A.K.-I., E.B., J.L.; funding acquisition, E.B. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
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