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Suserup Skov: Structures and processes in a temperate, deciduous forest reserve

Series: Ecological Bulletins Volume: 52

Edited By: Katrine Hahn and Jens Emborg

195 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs


Hardback | Jul 2007 | #169808 | ISBN-13: 9781405156035
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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 volume 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 history and present conditions of Suserup Skov - a nemoral, deciduous forest reserve in a cultural landscapeJ. 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 1992J. Emborg and J. Heilmann-Clausen The forest cycle of Suserup Skov - revisited and revistedM. Christensen, J. Emborg and A. B. Nielsen What is beneath the canopy? Structural complexity and understorey light intensity in Suserup Skov, easternDenmarkA. B. Nielsen and K. Hahn Suppression and release during canopy recruitment in Fagus sylvatica and Fraxinus excelsior, a dendroecologicalstudy of natural growth patterns and competitionJ. Emborg Structural impact of gale damage on Suserup Skov, a near-natural temperate deciduous forest in DenmarkJ. Bigler and A. Wolf Above and below ground gaps - the effects of a small canopy opening on throughfall, soil moisture and treetranspiration in Suserup Skov, DenmarkL. Dalsgaard Nitrate in soil solution and nitrogen availability in litter and soil after gap formation in the semi-natural SuserupSkov and two managed beech Fagus sylvativa forests in DenmarkE. Ritter The carbon pools in a Danish semi-natural forestL. Vesterdal and M. Christensen Nematode assemblges and their responses to soil disturbance differ between microsites in SuserupSkov, a semi-natural forestL. Bjornlund and J. D. Lekfeldt Gap regeneration in four natural gaps in Suserup Skov - a mixed deciduous forest reserve in DenmarkK. Hahn, P. Madsen and S. Lindholt Growth and photosynthesis of ash Fraxinus excelsior and beech Fagus sylvatica seedlings in response to a lightgradient following natural gap formationK. S. Einhorn Ground flora in Suserup Skov: characterized by forest continuity and natural gap dynamics or edge-effectand 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 managementK. Hahn, J. Emborg, L. Vesterdal, S. Christensen, R. H. W. Bradshaw, K. Raulund-Rasmussen andJ. B. Larsen

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