GEOLINKS International Conference 2021, Book 2
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISATION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PINUS HALEPENSIS IN THE EL HAMIMET FOREST (EASTERN ALGERIA)
Ph.D. Student Djamel Yahi, Assoc. Prof. Lilia Redjaimia, Dr. Ammar Haddad, Dr. Alia Zerrouki , Prof. Malika Rached-Kanouni
Aleppo pine plantations were studied in the region of El Hamimet, the diameter at 1.30m from the ground, the total height of P. halepensis individuals were measured on 4 plots according to an altitudinal gradient. The establishment and interpretation of diameter and height structures are essential for forest management decisions. Knowledge of these parameters is an essential step in their sustainable management. The diameter and height structures were established according to diameter or height classes. The stand on plot 4 is characterized by the lowest diameter and height values. The analysis of the diameter and height structures reveals an increase in the frequency of young individuals. These results contribute to the improvement of the knowledge on the indicators of the current state of the natural Pinus halepensis stands that can be used as a basis for the management of the El Hamimet forest.
Pinus halepensis, Diameter structure, Spatial location