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The influence of planted forest management in water quantity and quality at the catchment scale

Grant number: 13/13243-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): November 05, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering
Principal researcher:Silvio Frosini de Barros Ferraz
Grantee:Carolina Bozetti Rodrigues
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/10502-9 - The influence of planted forest management in water quantity and quality at the catchment scale, BE.EP.DR


Worldwide, Eucalyptus forest plantations are considered to present a high water consumption and, hence, antagonistic to the conservation of water resources. In Brazil, the forest legislation provides that in areas of forest or agricultural production there are areas that must be protected with their native vegetation cover. Thus, despite being a monoculture, forest plantations are most always interspersed with fragments of native vegetation. For this reason, it is necessary to understand whether different proportions of native forest and planted forest can improve the objective of water conservation, and how these proportions can minimize the hydrologic effects of forest plantation management activities, for example, forest harvesting and density of forest roads. Therefore, this study aims at evaluating the influence of forest plantation management on the dynamics of stream water quantity and quality in catchments with different proportions of native forest and plantation forest and with different densities of roads. It is expected that the results of this study may improve the knowledge of the relationship between forest plantations and water in Brazil and may devise alternative forest management strategies aimed at improving water conservation. (AU)

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DE BARROS FERRAZ, SILVIO FROSINI; RODRIGUES, CAROLINA BOZETTI; GARCIA, LARA GABRIELLE; ALVARES, CLAYTON ALCARDE; LIMA, WALTER DE PAULA. Effects of Eucalyptus plantations on streamflow in Brazil: Moving beyond the water use debate. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, v. 453, . (13/22679-5, 13/13243-9)
RODRIGUES, CAROLINA BOZETTI; TANIWAKI, RICARDO HIDEO; LANE, PATRICK; LIMA, WALTER DE PAULA; DE BARROS FERRAZ, SILVIO FROSINI. Eucalyptus Short-Rotation Management Effects on Nutrient and Sediments in Subtropical Streams. FORESTS, v. 10, n. 6, . (15/10502-9, 13/13243-9)
Academic Publications
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RODRIGUES, Carolina Bozetti. Eucalyptus forest plantation management: effects on surface water resources at catchment scale. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALA/BC) Piracicaba.

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