Mapping natural forest by means of remote sensing

Forest management changes the forest structure and affects the biodiversity. Managed forests regenerated after clear-cuts show a small variation in age and sizes of the trees. Furthermore, the amount and diversity of dead wood are small. Forests regenerated after selective logging have a structure that resembles old-growth forests.

Old-growth boreal forest displays a heterogeneous age and size structure together with a larger amount of dead wood. Such, naturally regenerated forest are often referred to as natural forests. The gradient of naturalness from old managed to old-growth is important in forest biodiversity management and the definition of natural forest are on that gradient.


Type:
Rapport
Nummer:
M-940
Språk:
EN

Publisert:
07.05.2018 00:00:00
Opphav:
NMBU
Omfang:
43 s.

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