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Xylosylve technical platform : Innovative silvicultural systems


XYLOSYLVE platform aims at developing and assessing forest management options for biomass production. The platform includes a set of large forest plots for long-term monitoring of biophysical and biogeochemical cycles and a set of experimental forest plots where a range of innovative silvicultural options are tested in view of optimizing the biological functions of ecosystems for biomass production (natural nitrogen fixers, natural phosphate supply, reduced tillage, water efficiency, absorbed radiation efficiency, mix of species). XYLOSYLVE constitutes an in situ terrestrial ecology laboratory for scientific, professionnal and training communities, as well as an international tool for terrestrial ecology research.