Forest history and the development of old-growth characteristics in fragmented boreal forests
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Journal of Vegetation Science. 20: 91-106.
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?
Keywordscoarse woody debris; dendrochronology; fire ecology; historical records; land-use history; Picea abies; southern boreal zone; stand dynamics; stand reconstruction; Sweden; woodland key habitats
Jonsson, Mari T.; Fraver, Shawn; Jonsson, Bengt Gunnar. 2009. Forest history and the development of old-growth characteristics in fragmented boreal forests https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.05394.x.