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Cover for Succession, the climax forest and the role of large herbivores.

This chapter describes the development of the theory on succession and provides details on the development of the climax concept and a description of the models for the regeneration of the climax forest, such as Watt's gap phase model (1947) and Leibundgut's cyclical model (1959; 1978). Theories on ...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Palynology, the forest as climax in prehistoric times and the effects of humans.

This chapter describes how Europe was covered by a closed forest in its natural state, a conclusion based on pollen studies. It deals with the premises which are used in pollen analysis and describes Iversen's Landnam theory, and examines whether a pollen collection believed to come from a closed...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stand growth and productivity of mountain forests in Southern Siberia in a changing climate.

Local-level, bioclimatic regression models that relate stand characteristics (forest composition, height, site quality class and wood stocking) to site climate (temperature sums, base 5°C, and dryness index) were developed to predict the stand structure of dark-needled forest (Pinus sibirica and ...

Author(s)
Tchebakova, N. M.; Parfenova, E. I.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996936)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Grazing ecology and forest history.

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...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book

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