GEOLINKS International Conference 2021, Book 2

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ASSESSING THE HEALTH OF THE CHETTABA FOREST (ALGERIA)

Dr. Haddad Amar, Assoc. Prof. Redjaimia Lilia, Assoc. Prof. Kadi Zahia, Assoc. Prof. Kara Karima, Assoc. Prof. Beldjazia Amina, Prof. Rached-Kanouni Malika

ABSTRACT

The establishment and interpretation of diameter and height structures are essential for forest management decisions. This study aims to describe the diameter structure and spatial distribution of Pinus halpensis populations in the Chettaba state forest (Constantine, Algeria). The knowledge of these parameters is an essential step for their sustainable management. The diameter at 1.30 m from the ground and the total height of P. halpensis individuals were measured on 6 plots along an altitudinal gradient. The height structure shows that trees in the height classes between 5 and 10m have a very high density, indicating low natural regeneration. The total structure indicates that smaller trees are more abundant than larger trees (17.5<d≤27.5cm). These results contribute to the improvement of knowledge on current condition indicators of natural Pinus halpensis stands that can be used as a basis in the management of Chettaba forest

 

KEYWORDS

Pinus halpensis, floristic diversity, spatial distribution, regeneration

REFERENCE
GEOLINKS International Conference, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-5472, ISBN 978-619-7495-19-5, ASSESSING THE HEALTH OF THE CHETTABA FOREST (ALGERIA), 13-18 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/GEOLINKS2021/B2/V3/01