Assessment of Forest Management in Protected Areas Based on Multidisciplinary Research
AbstractThe remnants of primeval Norway spruce forests in the European temperate zone are crucial for maintaining forest biodiversity in high mountain landscapes. This paper presents results of a multidisciplinary research and evaluation project on the management practices for mountain spruce forests in the Natura 2000 site (National Nature Reserve Serak-Keprnik in the Hruby Jesenik Mountains, the Czech Republic). Results are based on combining research on the historical development of the forest ecosystem and predictions of future dynamics using a forest growth simulation model. The presented results show that a non-intervention management strategy for mountain spruce forest in the next 50 years complies with the Natura 2000 requirement to maintain the existing character of the forest habitat. Thus, the results indicate that the current management plan for the spruce forests does not require significant corrections in the context of its conservation goals (i.e., maintaining biodiversity and current character of the forest ecosystem dominated by Norway spruce). The results of this study suggest that combining the knowledge of historical development with forest inventory data using forest growth simulation represents a suitable support tool for the assessment of management practices for forest habitats in protected areas. View Full-Text
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Machar, I.; Simon, J.; Rejsek, K.; Pechanec, V.; Brus, J.; Kilianova, H. Assessment of Forest Management in Protected Areas Based on Multidisciplinary Research. Forests 2016, 7, 285.
Machar I, Simon J, Rejsek K, Pechanec V, Brus J, Kilianova H. Assessment of Forest Management in Protected Areas Based on Multidisciplinary Research. Forests. 2016; 7(11):285.Chicago/Turabian Style
Machar, Ivo; Simon, Jaroslav; Rejsek, Klement; Pechanec, Vilem; Brus, Jan; Kilianova, Helena. 2016. "Assessment of Forest Management in Protected Areas Based on Multidisciplinary Research." Forests 7, no. 11: 285.
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