ECOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS OF FOREST RANGES IN KHMELNITSKY REGION

N.I. Shevchuk

Abstract


Ecological functions of forest ranges in Khmelnitsky region were analysed on the example of Parkhomivske forestry. In particular, the carbon absorbing and oxygen producing roles were studied. With the help of regressive analysis using biometric data, we received empirical equations that determine the phytomass of wood substance and crown of species that comprise the forest. Data received in this equation gave us an opportunity to evaluate the volumes of carbon absorption and oxygen production by the tree ranges per area unit in Parkhomivsky forestry. Ecological functions of main tree species such as oak, downy birch, ash, Norway maple, small-leaved linden, black alder, pine and spruce were analysed. It was determined that oak ranges as prevailing species in this region perform an important ecological role.

Keywords


carbon absorption; oxygen production; forest ranges; regressive analysis; empirical equations

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15421/40260740

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