ESR7 Francesca Santaniello on the effects of partial cutting

Nov 18, 2016
Francesca is working at The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk) in Uppsala, Sweden.

Francesca's article "Effects of partial cutting on logging productivity, economic returns and dead wood in boreal pine forest" was published in Forest Ecology and Management in April this year (

The article shows that revenues declined as tree retention increased, partly due to higher harvesting costs. Also, less dead wood was destroyed by logging machines at high than at low retention levels, and the diversity of dead wood was greater at high than at low retention levels.

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