The role of disturbances in dynamics of temperate mountain spruce-dominated forests – a landscape simulation model of the Šumava Mts.

Name: The role of disturbances in dynamics of temperate mountain spruce-dominated forests – a landscape simulation model of the Šumava Mts.
Researchers: Brůna Josef (member in research team)
Kačmar Martin (member in research team)
Macek Martin (member in research team)
Wild Jan (member in research team)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2010
Realization to: 2014
Summary: 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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