Forests in the Carpathian Mountains and Their Management
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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.
KeywordsForest Cover Forest Reserve Beech Forest Sustainable Forest Management Silvicultural Practice
- Hlasny T, Grodzki W, Šramek V, Holusa J, Kulla L, Sitkova Z, Turcani M, Raczka G, Strzelinski P, Wegiel A (2010) Spruce forest decline in the Beskids. In: Hlasny T, Sitkova Z (eds) Spruce forest decline in the Beskids. National Forest Centre, ZvolenGoogle Scholar
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- Kurjak D, Konopka B, Priwitzer T, Kmet J, Ditmarova L (2010) Physiological aspects of spruce decline in the Beskids. In: Hlasny T, Sitkova Z (eds) Spruce forest decline in the Beskids. National Forest Centre, ZvolenGoogle Scholar