Peter Brang
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
EcologyForest managementAgroforestryBiologyForestry
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#1Michal Synek (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 4
#2Pavel Janda (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 16
Last. Miroslav Svoboda (CULS: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Mortality, driven by both climate and disturbance legacies, is a key process shaping forest dynamics. Understanding the mortality patterns in primary forests in the absence of severe disturbances provides information on background natural dynamics of a given forest type under ongoing climate change. This can then be compared to mortality rates in severely-disturbed stands. Using a large number of sample plots along a gradient from low to high disturbance, we examined the mortality rates...
Abstract Knowledge regarding tree species dynamics is essential to understand forest responses to the environment, and to evaluate management options in adapting forest ecosystems to future climates. As maintaining tree species diversity and promoting structural stand heterogeneity are among the strategic elements in adapting forest management to climate change, the monitoring tree diversity is an ongoing challenge. Large-scale forest inventories have been proposed as a suitable basis for forest...
Climate projections indicate large increases in temperature, requiring tree species to adapt or migrate faster than observed historic rates. In Central Europe, discussion in forest management has increasingly focused on how humans can assist these adaptation/migration processes, especially when important forest ecosystem services are at risk. One option is to introduce non-native tree species to help forest ecosystems adapt to climate change. We established a long-term experiment in autumn 2012 ...
#2Lukas Bütikofer (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 3
Last. Peter BrangH-Index: 23
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Abstract Ungulate densities and browsing in many European forests have increased over the past several decades. However, the extent to which tree regeneration is influenced by leader shoot browsing by ungulates versus other factors, such as light availability and the edaphic properties of different forest types, is unclear. In this study, tree regeneration in response to ungulate browsing and environmental factors was compared in 49 forest areas in Switzerland. The forests were located 500–1400 ...
#1Yann Vitasse (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 2
#2Alessandra Bottero (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 3
Last. Willy Tinner (University of Bern)H-Index: 52
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Foresters from many countries are seeking for tree species or provenances able to cope with expected climate change. While it becomes clear that some temperate tree species will increasingly suffer from climate warming, the fate of the ecologically and economically important silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) remains uncertain and debated because the ecological requirements of this species, as well as its resilience to drought, are still unclear. On the one hand, paleoecological studies reveal that t...
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#1Jonas StillhardH-Index: 1
#2Martina L. HobiH-Index: 9
Last. Brigitte CommarmotH-Index: 8
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#1Yvonne Fabian (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 1
#2Kurt Bollmann (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 17
Last. Rolf Holderegger (WSL: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Professionals working in practical conservation management and scientists often complain about an information gap between science and practice. Which kinds of information sources are important to professionals and which do they use in their every-day work? Answering these questions and knowing more about the information sources used by conservation professionals would promote effective knowledge transfer from science to practice. We conducted a survey to identify the information sources...
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#1Ihor Soloviy (Ukrainian National Forestry University)H-Index: 5
#2Mariana Melnykovych (James Hutton Institute)H-Index: 3
Last. Mariia Kaflyk (Ukrainian National Forestry University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Ukraine is traditionally deeply dependent on fossil and nuclear energy. However, in response to global climate and energy policies, a major shift towards renewable energy (RE) is presently underway. Apart from ample wind and solar capacities, the country has abundant bioenergy resources, mainly from agriculture and forestry. Particularly in the densely-forested Ukrainian Carpathians, wood is the most prominent bioenergy source used to meet the heat demands of households and public build...
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#2Peter BrangH-Index: 23
Last. BugmannHarald (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 56
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Abschatzung des Einflusses von Verbiss durch wildlebende Huftiere auf die Baumverjungung Das Verbissprozent als relative Anzahl verbissener Endtriebe ist eine objektiv messbare und reproduzierbare ...
#1Hans Pretzsch (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 49
#2Miren del Río (University of Valladolid)H-Index: 28
Last. Ekaterina Sycheva (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 1
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In this review, the unique features and facts of long-term experiments are presented. Long-term experimental plots provide information of forest stand dynamics which cannot be derived from forest inventories or small temporary plots. Most comprise unthinned plots which represent the site specific maximum stand density as an unambiguous reference. By measuring the remaining as well as the removed stand, the survey of long-term experiments provides the total production at a given site, which is mo...
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