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Title: Forest history and the development of old-growth characteristics in fragmented boreal forests

Author: Jonsson, Mari T.; Fraver, Shawn; Jonsson, Bengt Gunnar.;

Date: 2009

Source: Journal of Vegetation Science. 20: 91-106.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)


Can small and isolated high-conservation value forests (e.g. designated woodland key habitats) maintain old-growth forest characteristics and functionality in fragmented landscapes? To what extent have past disturbances (natural and anthropogenic) influenced the development of old-growth characteristics of these forests? How long does it take for selectively cut stands to attain conditions resembling old-growth forests?

Keywords: coarse woody debris, dendrochronology, fire ecology, historical records, land-use history, Picea abies, southern boreal zone, stand dynamics, stand reconstruction, Sweden, woodland key habitats

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Jonsson, Mari T.; Fraver, Shawn; Jonsson, Bengt Gunnar. 2009. Forest history and the development of old-growth characteristics in fragmented boreal forests


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