Mapping natural forest by means of remote sensing

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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