Title: Management driven changes (1967-2005) in soil acidity and the understorey plant community following conversion of a coppice-with-standards forest
Authors: Van Calster, Hans
Baeten, Lander
De Schrijver, An
De Keersmaeker, Luc
Rogister, Jules E
Verheyen, Kris
Hermy, Martin #
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Forest ecology and management vol:241 issue:1-3 pages:258-271
Abstract: Forest management regimes influence plant diversity and soil properties. Many European forests were traditionally managed as coppice-with-standards of which the majority are nowadays being converted to or have been converted to high forest systems. To evaluate the impact of these changes on abiotic and biotic characteristics, long-term data are needed. Here results are presented from the 245 ha Tournibus forest (Belgium) where soil acidity was determined and vegetation records were made in 1967 and 2005 for 246 semi-permanent plots. In 1967 most of the forest was managed as coppice-with-standards, whereas in 2005 stands were managed as high forest (either uneven-aged high forest, even-aged high forest with Quercus spp., or even-aged high forest with Fagus spp.).
ISSN: 0378-1127
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
# (joint) last author

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