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Preface to spatial and temporal reflections of disturbances in boreal and temperate forestsAuthor(s): Kalev Jogiste; Timo Kuuluvainen; W. Keith Moser
Source: Annales Botanici Fennici
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionDisturbances are a natural part of all ecosystems and they are important for the maintenance of biodiversity in forest ecosystems (Attiwill 1994). Periodicity and intensity of disturbances shape the structural characteristics and dynamics of forest landscape mosaics (Turner et al. 2001). Natural disturbances increase habitat availability and diversity, particularly for early-successional species, and promote mechanisms of self-regulation which facilitate ecosystem regeneration after abrupt changes.
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CitationJõgiste, Kalev; Kuuluvainen, Timo; Moser, W. Keith. 2009. Preface to spatial and temporal reflections of disturbances in boreal and temperate forests. Annales Botanici Fennici. 46(4): 249-250.
- Forest development leading to disturbances
- Disturbance dynamics of forested ecosystems
- Disturbance processes and ecosystem management
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