Forest Ecophysiology and Forestry
The Forest Ecophysiology Laboratory and Forestry (lefs), ESALQ / USP, is a laboratory established to facilitate research related to ecophysiological aspects of the development of planted forests, with production purposes or restoration
The yield potential are searched, Attainable and Real forest systems, and uses, and use efficiency, natural resources (light, water and nutrients) related to growth. They study also the effects of human activities, from planting to harvest, on the properties of tropical soils in the short and long term
Thus, the ultimate goal of lefs is scientifically support the establishment of forestry and harvesting practices that will ensure the forest productivity and sustainability.