publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Forest Naturalness in Northern Europe : Perspectives on Processes, Structures and Species Diversity

Timo Kuuluvainen; Guntis Brumelis; Bengt Gunnar Jonsson; Ekaterina Shorohova; Jari Kouki;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
Abstract
Saving the remaining natural forests in northern Europe has been one of the main goals to halt the ongoing decline of forest biodiversity. To facilitate the recognition, mapping and efficient conservation of natural forests, there is an urgent need for a general formulation, based on ecological patterns and processes, of the concept of âforest naturalnessâ. However, complexity, structural idiosyncracy and dynamical features of unmanaged forest ecosystems at various spatio-temporal scales pose major challenges for such a formulation. The definitions hitherto used for the concept of forest naturalness can be fruitfully grouped into three dimensions: 1) structure-b...
Subjects
free text keywords: Forestry, SD1-669.5, Ecological Modelling, Naturalness, Natural forest, Species diversity, Biodiversity, Ecology, Forest biodiversity, Forest restoration, Geography, Intact forest landscape, Dead wood
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