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Grazing ecology and forest history.

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It is a widely held belief that a climax vegetation of closed forest systems covered the lowlands of Central and Western Europe before man intervened in prehistoric times to develop agriculture. If this intervention had not taken place, the forest would still be there, and if left the grassland vegetation and fields now present would revert to a natural closed forest state, although with a reduced...

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Chapter 4 (Page no: 102)

The use of the wilderness from the Middle Ages up to 1900.

This chapter traces the history of what is known as the use of the forest in Western and Central Europe. It also examines the premises for the conclusion that humans created pasture in the closed forests, and that this use resulted in the disappearance of the forest. Some regulations on the use of the wilderness, grazing livestock, and the regeneration of trees from the middle ages up to 1900 are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) General introduction and formulation of the problem. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Succession, the climax forest and the role of large herbivores. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Palynology, the forest as climax in prehistoric times and the effects of humans. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 189) Spontaneous succession in forest reserves in the lowlands of Western and Central Europe. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 287) Establishment of trees and shrubs in relation to light and grazing. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 369) Final synthesis and conclusions. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 385) Structuring the use of the wilderness. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 397) The 'Hanau-M├╝nzenbergse Forstordnung', the 'Mainzer Forstordnung' and the 'General-Verordnung'. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 412) Species of trees and shrubs in landscapes grazed by large herbivores. Author(s): Vera, F. W. M.