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Ecological Bulletins, Bulletin 52, Suserup Skov: Structures and Processes in a Temperate, Deciduous Forest Reserve

Ecological Bulletins, Bulletin 52, Suserup Skov: Structures and Processes in a Temperate, Deciduous Forest Reserve

Katrine Hahn (Editor), Jens Emborg (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31305-5

May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

$103.99

Description

Suserup Skov in Denmark is a well-preserved beech-dominated forest reserve with continuity in tree cover at least back to 4200 BC, indicating it to be a direct descendent of the primeval forests. Despite of documented historical impact from humans, Suserup Skov is now increasingly characterized by natural disturbance dynamics and is one of the best reference areas for naturalness in the nemoral part of northern Europe. This has attracted several research projects focussing on forest dynamics, ecology and biodiversity which are summarized in this issue of Ecological Bulletins.

This volume focuses on three main areas:

1) stand structures and dynamics

2) water and nutrient cycling processes, and

3) vegetation patterns and processes.

With a compilation of scientific reviews, detailed case-studies and experimental works, the volume provides a unique and in-depth overview of structures and processes in a single forest reserve. The aim is to establish a basic reference of science and practice within forestry and nature conservation.

The history and present conditions of Suserup Skov - a nemoral, deciduous forest reserve in a cultural landscape.

J. Heilmann-Clausen,R. H. W. Bradshaw, J. Emborg and G. Hannon.

The structure of Suserup Skov, 2002.

The first re-measurement of a long-term permanent plot study of forest dynamics started in 1992.

J. Emborg and J. Heilmann-Clausen.

The forest cycle of Suserup Skov – revisited and revisted.

M. Christensen, J. Emborg and A. B. Nielsen.

What is beneath the canopy? Structural complexity and understorey light intensity in Suserup Skov, eastern.

Denmark.

A. B. Nielsen and K. Hahn.

Suppression and release during canopy recruitment in Fagus sylvatica and Fraxinus excelsior, a dendroecological.

study of natural growth patterns and competition.

J. Emborg.

Structural impact of gale damage on Suserup Skov, a near-natural temperate deciduous forest in Denmark.

J. Bigler and A. Wolf.

Above and below ground gaps – the effects of a small canopy opening on throughfall, soil moisture and tree.

transpiration in Suserup Skov, Denmark.

L. Dalsgaard.

Nitrate in soil solution and nitrogen availability in litter and soil after gap formation in the semi-natural Suserup.

Skov and two managed beech Fagus sylvativa forests in Denmark.

E. Ritter.

The carbon pools in a Danish semi-natural forest.

L. Vesterdal and M. Christensen.

Nematode assemblges and their responses to soil disturbance differ between microsites in Suserup.

Skov, a semi-natural forest.

L. Bjørnlund and J. D. Lekfeldt.

Gap regeneration in four natural gaps in Suserup Skov - a mixed deciduous forest reserve in Denmark.

K. Hahn, P. Madsen and S. Lindholt.

Growth and photosynthesis of ash Fraxinus excelsior and beech Fagus sylvatica seedlings in response to a light.

gradient following natural gap formation.

K. S. Einhorn.

Ground flora in Suserup Skov: characterized by forest continuity and natural gap dynamics or edge-effect.

and introduced species?.

K. Hahn and R. P. Thomsen.

Natural forest stand dynamics in time and space – synthesis of research in Suserup Skov, Denmark and perspectives for forest management.

K. Hahn, J. Emborg, L. Vesterdal, S. Christensen, R. H. W. Bradshaw, K. Raulund-Rasmussen and.

J. B. Larsen



  • Suserup Skov in Denmark is a well-preserved beech-dominated forest reserve with continuity in tree cover at least back to 4200 BC - it is a direct descendent of the primeval forests.


  • Despite documented historical impact from humans, Suserup Skov is now increasingly characterized by natural disturbance dynamics and is one of the best reference areas for naturalness in the nemoral part of northern Europe.


  • The research projects focussing on forest dynamics, ecology and biodiversity are included here.


  • Focuses on three main areas: stand structures and dynamics; water and nutrient cycling processes; vegetation patterns and processes.


  • Includes a compilation of scientific reviews, detailed case-studies and experimental works.


  • A unique and in-depth overview of structures and processes in a single forest reserve.