Journal ID : ALS-11-11-2022-5660
[Volume - 12, Issue - 11]
Total View : 371
Title : Man and his intervention in the disturbance of Mediterranean forests: Case of the forest of Beni Slimene Sétif. North estern , Algeria.
Abstract :

Most ecosystems in the Mediterranean region are under increasing anthropogenic pressure. Currently forests have attracted particular interest since they play an essential role in the sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere. The Beni Slimane forest is located in the northeast of Algeria in the wilaya of Sétif, characterized by the presence of three types of oak groves with Quercus suber, Quercus ilex and Quercus canariensis. The objective of this work is to inventory the different forms of anthropization, as well as their frequencies in the environment, in order to propose sustainable management solutions. The method used in this work consists in randomly selecting ten plots in the different types of plant formations in order to identify the presence or absence of signs of human disturbance. Data were statistically analyzed using the Q-Cochran test. The frequency distribution analysis showed that wildfire and herding represent the most significant dominant disturbance types at the forest level, followed by cutting and tapping. Statistical analysis revealed a greater frequency of anthropogenic disturbances in the northern part of the region and near the riverside population.

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