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Forests in the Carpathian Mountains and Their Management

  • Andrzej BytnerowiczEmail author
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

This book section covers various aspects of forestry research with emphasis on understanding modern approaches to forest management in the Carpathian Mountains. Different topics are discussed from a perspective of the past, present, and future changes in climate and socio-economically driven land use. Impacts of these changes on physiology and growth of trees, ecological processes, biodiversity, species adaptation, nature preservation, and development of modern forest classification systems are discussed. In addition, recommendations for improved silvicultural practices, sustainable forest management, and involvement of stakeholders in evaluation of priorities for mountain forests ecosystem services are presented. The Chapters included in this section deal with forests in different Carpathian countries: four in Ukraine, three in Slovakia, and one each in Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary.

Keywords

Forest Cover Forest Reserve Beech Forest Sustainable Forest Management Silvicultural Practice 
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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USDA Forest ServicePacific Southwest Research StationRiversideUSA

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