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    Author(s): Thorsten Zeppenfeld; Miroslav Svoboda; R. Justin DeRose; Marco Heurich; Jorg Muller; Pavla Cizkova; Martin Stary; Radek Bace; Daniel C. Donato
    Date: 2015
    Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. 52: 1402-1411.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Large, severe disturbances drive many forest ecosystems over the long term, but pose management uncertainties when human experience with them is limited. Recent continent-scale outbreaks of bark beetles across the temperate Northern Hemisphere have raised major concerns as to whether coniferous forests will regenerate back towards pre-outbreak condition and meet possible reforestation objectives. To date, however, analyses of post-outbreak regeneration across broad spatial and temporal scales have been rare, and entirely lacking for many regions.

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    Zeppenfeld, Thorsten; Svoboda, Miroslav; DeRose, Robert J.; Heurich, Marco; Muller, Jorg; Cizkova, Pavla; Stary, Martin; Bace, Radek; Donato, Daniel C. 2015. Response of mountain Picea abies forests to stand-replacing bark beetle outbreaks: Neighbourhood effects lead to self-replacement. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52: 1402-1411.


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    advance regeneration, Bohemian Forest Ecosystem, disturbance, ecology, Ips typographus, Norway spruce, rowan, Sorbus aucuparia, spatiotemporal model

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