Dead wood inventory in the experimental plots (ISY-BIOC project)

As part of the ISY-BIOC project and Marine Fernandez’s post-doctorate, a dead wood inventory was carried out in the experimental plots in spring 2021. The objectives of this inventory were:

– to quantify the dead wood on the forest ground;

– to calculate the wood biomass on the ground and therefore the corresponding carbon stock. These data will be added to the data already acquired regarding carbon stock in soil, humus and litter;

– to estimate the return to the soil due to dead wood as part of the study of cycling matter and nutrient cycles;

– to link dead wood data to soil biodiversity data.

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