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Since the end of World War II, especially between 1960 and 1980, natural regeneration in the Swiss Alps accelerated. Predominant causes are connected to socio-economic changes, population shift in urban areas, abandonment of limited yield stands and changes in land management methods. The...

Schöne, B. R.; Schweingruber, F. H.
Birkhäuser Verlag AG, Basel, Switzerland
Botanica Helvetica, 2001, 111, 2, pp 151-168

A historical and dendro-ecological study is made of the long-term development of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) forests in Grisons canton, Switzerland. The stands have been affected by mining operations since AD 1400, clear-felling (until 1876), forest grazing (up until 1950), and increased game...

Rigling, A.; Schweingruber, F. H.
Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 1997, 148, 3, pp 173-196