Information generated by the plots

Information obtained by the different studies of the plots

Only the most relevant information for the forest user coming from conventional and experimental plots is included here. For more detail on the publications made go to publications.

Conventional plots

The database of conventional plots was used by the BOLFOR project to generate the following documents:
Rates of diametric increase, mortality and recruitment based on the permanent plots installed in different regions of Bolivia.
This document contains the average growth rates of the most exploited species in four regions of the country. Also included are the growth rates of the species under optimum growth conditions (good stem quality, good cup shape, good light and no liana infestation). The rates of growth of commercial species for each company where permanent plots have been installed are included in the Annex.
Simulation model to evaluate the possibilities of harvest in the first and second cutting cycles in tropical forests of Bolivia
This document contains the results of simulations carried out to quantitatively evaluate the consequences of the decisions adopted in the management plans regarding cutting cycles and minimum cutting diameters. The model used for the simulations uses information from permanent plots (diameter distributions, growth rates) and management plans (minimum cutting diameter, cutting cycle, percentage of seed trees to be left). The simulations were carried out for each ecoregion taking into account all the species defined as usable, as well as taking into account only the most valuable species.

Experimental plots

Based on the information generated in the experimental plots of La Chonta, the following report was written:
Analysis of the costs and benefits of two silvicultural treatments applied in a Chiquitana-Amazon transition forest
This document presents the results of a cost-benefit analysis of two silvicultural treatments that are easy to apply and have a low cost. The results indicate that the application of these treatments will allow to increase the volume to be used in the next cutting cycle, which will result in a greater economic benefit for the forest user, as well as guaranteeing long-term forest production.
Damage to the forest under different silvicultural systems and intensities of forest use in two tropical forests of Bolivia.
In this study the impact of the use and application of silvicultural treatments in a dry forest and a subhumid forest is determined. The different types of damage produced are shown both at the level of all the species and at the trees of future harvest.

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