Long-Term Changes in Tree Species Composition in the Dinaric Mountain Forests of Slovenia. Boncina, A.; Gaspersic, F.; and Diaci, J. 79(2):227–232.
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This study utilizes data from long-term research sites in managed fir-beech forests (Hrusica, Leskova dolina and Rog) and a virgin forest remnant (Rajhenav), used as a reference site. Data obtained from old forest management plans and forest inventories were analysed. The results of the study support the hypothesis that two main tree speciessilver fir (Abies alba Mill.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)alternate site dominance. The causes of species dominance alternation include both natural processes and anthropogenic factors, in particular silvicultural practices and the impact of ungulates. More than a hundred years ago, European beech dominated stand volume. The proportion of silver fir increased until 19401970 when a gradual decrease started. All indicators suggest that the proportion of silver fir will decrease further in the coming decades.
@article{boncinaLongtermChangesTree2003,
  title = {Long-Term Changes in Tree Species Composition in the {{Dinaric}} Mountain Forests of {{Slovenia}}},
  author = {Boncina, Andrej and Gaspersic, Franc and Diaci, Jurij},
  date = {2003},
  journaltitle = {The Forestry Chronicle},
  volume = {79},
  pages = {227--232},
  issn = {1499-9315},
  url = {https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=1411739255442264494},
  abstract = {This study utilizes data from long-term research sites in managed fir-beech forests (Hrusica, Leskova dolina and Rog) and a virgin forest remnant (Rajhenav), used as a reference site. Data obtained from old forest management plans and forest inventories were analysed. The results of the study support the hypothesis that two main tree speciessilver fir (Abies alba Mill.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)alternate site dominance. The causes of species dominance alternation include both natural processes and anthropogenic factors, in particular silvicultural practices and the impact of ungulates. More than a hundred years ago, European beech dominated stand volume. The proportion of silver fir increased until 19401970 when a gradual decrease started. All indicators suggest that the proportion of silver fir will decrease further in the coming decades.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-12634431,abies-alba,anthropogenic-impacts,fagus-sylvatica,forest-resources,silviculture,slovenia,species-distribution,ungulate-browsing},
  number = {2}
}
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