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Regeneration ecology and succession dynamics of forest plantations

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.01.01  Biotechnical sciences  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Forest - forestry 

Code Science Field
B006  Biomedical sciences  Agronomics 
B430  Biomedical sciences  Sylviculture, forestry, forestry technology 
Regeneraton ecology, replacement forests, forest gaps, forest floor vegetation, succession dynamics, radiation climate, Norway spruce plantations
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  03316  PhD Miha Adamič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1999  361 
2.  10801  PhD Andrej Bončina  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  503 
3.  11253  PhD Jurij Diaci  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Principal Researcher  1999  698 
4.  05845  PhD Marijan Kotar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  296 
5.  01868  MSc Dušan Robič  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  1998 - 1999  112 
The knowledge of regeneration ecology and succession dynamics of forest vegetation in antropogenious forests, forms the basis for an ecologically and economically sound conversion of replacement forests into their natural or close-to-natural condition. Regeneration ecology is one of the organic components of the indirect forest tending. Indirect forest tending is increasingly replacing man''s direct labour in the forests, because of ecological and economical reasons. In a diversely modelled environment many different scenarios of forest vegetation succession dynamics can develop. The research working hypothesis presumes, that it is possible to identify those natural scenarios and later incorporate them into silvicultural practice, which mean rapid and also economical realisation of natural conditions in replacement forests. The project concentrates on the research concerning interdependence of tree species regeneration in replacement forests, of different micro sites in forest gaps, and of complex ecological factors. A special stress is put on analysis of light conditions in the forest gaps (direct and diffuse sun radiation), and on long-term monitoring of forest floor vegetation development in different locations in forest gaps. The research design allows comparative approach to both, replacement and natural forest on similar forest sites. Concentration on the micro sites in forest gaps enables us to understand better the succession dynamics of replacement forests and to comprehend the forest functioning, which spontaneously promotes the quality of various forest functions through indirect forest tending.
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