Impact of Different Intensities of Selective Logging on a Low-Hill Dipterocarp Forest in Pasir, East Kalimantan

  • Yasuyuki Okimori
  • Paulus Matius
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 140)


Selective logging systems are commonly employed in natural forests in tropical countries. Under such systems, the removal of trees imitates the natural phenomena of tree fall, because only some harvestable and commercial trees are removed. However, the rate of timber harvest commonly exceeds the natural rate of tree fall. Therefore, these systems lead to a decline in forest resources and the subsequent extension of degraded forests. The precise impact of selective logging on the residual tropical forests needs to be examined


Basal Area Residual Tree Total Basal Area Dipterocarp Forest Ecol Manage 
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  • Yasuyuki Okimori
  • Paulus Matius

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