Institute of Botany
of the Czech Academy of Sciences
the largest centre of botanical research in the Czech Republic
The role of disturbances in dynamics of temperate mountain spruce-dominated forests – a landscape simulation model of the Šumava Mts.
|The role of disturbances in dynamics of temperate mountain spruce-dominated forests – a landscape simulation model of the Šumava Mts.
Herben Tomáš (researcher)
| GA ČR
|In the proposed research, we attempt to answer question if large scale disturbances belong to the natural regime of mountane temperate spruce forest susing a spatially explicit landscape model. It will be based on a landscape-forest model and using inputs from three other modules, viz. model of wind speed distribution, bark-beetle dynamics and habitat assessment. Šumava region will be used as the core region for the research. Spatial and temporal dynamics of strong winds and bark beetle outbreaks will be predicted and their possible effect on structure and dynamic of forests on a landscape scale under natural and managed sceanarios will be determined
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