Fire in postglacial Central Europe: neglected historical and present effect in forest dynamics

Name: Fire in postglacial Central Europe: neglected historical and present effect in forest dynamics
Researchers: Adámek Martin (member in research team)
Bobek Přemysl (member in research team)
Hadincová Věroslava (member in research team)
Kačmar Martin (member in research team)
Klinerová Tereza (member in research team)
Krausová Irena (member in research team)
Petřík Petr (member in research team)
Svitavská Svobodová Helena (member in research team)
Wild Jan (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2014
Realization to: 2016
Summary: Fires are essential for boreal landscape heterogeneity and species diversity. Despite similar forests and suitable climate for fire in Central Europe, it was long seen there as accidental, anthropogenic, and irrelevant to forest development. Recent studies have shown it to be important in the Holocene there, where it now occurs frequently. Project is aimed to identify the factors – including climate, human activity, and local biotic and abiotic characteristics – influencing occurrence of fires and its impacts on forest development. To fullfil these aims we used combination of charcoal sediment, linked pollen records and recent fire regimes and post-fire regeneration.

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