Search for dissertations about: "forest structure"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 158 swedish dissertations containing the words forest structure.

  1. 1. Forest water governance : challenges in cross-sectoral and multi-level collaboration

    Author : Irina Mancheva; Katarina Eckerberg; Anna Zachrisson; Susan Baker; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Forest water; Governance; Cross-sectoral governance; Multi-level governance; Governance mode; Collaborative governance; Natural resource management; Environmental policy; Water Framework Directive;

    Abstract : Forests and water are highly interconnected with forestry practices negatively affecting forest water. In the last five decades, the Swedish state has enacted multiple policy changes and allocated significant resources towards the implementation of soft policy instruments to alleviate the effects on forest water. READ MORE

  2. 2. Old-Growth Forests in the High Coast Region in Sweden and Active Management in Forest Set-Asides

    Author : Jennie Sandström; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Mattias Edman; Mikael Ohlson; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Coarse woody debris; Dead wood; Dendrochronology; Fire history; Forest conservation; Forest structure; Log; Meta-analysis; Pine heath forest; Prescribed burning; Saproxylic fungi; Saproxylic beetles; Snag; Wood-inhabiting fungi; Aktiv skötselmetod; Bevarandebiologi; Brandhistorik; Dendrokronologi; Död ved; Hällmarkstallskog; Lågproduktiv skog; Meta-analys; Naturvård; Naturvårdsbrand; Skogsstruktur; Solbelyst död ved; Stock; Torraka; Vedlevande svamp; Vedlevande insekter; Åldersstruktur;

    Abstract : In today´s intensively managed landscape, very few forests with old-growth characteristics and little human impact exist. One of the rare exceptions is pine forests on rocky soils, a forest type which has probably escaped extensive human use because of its low productivity. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the contribution of forest bioenergy to climate change mitigation

    Author : Olivia Cintas Sanchez; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Forest bioenergy; forest management; climate change; energy systems.; GHG balances; forest supply; carbon budget;

    Abstract : Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have to be drastically reduced to keep global warming below 2 degrees. Bioenergy can play a role in climate change mitigation by substituting for fossil fuels. READ MORE

  4. 4. Forest-stream linkages : Experimental studies of foraging and growth of brown trout (Salmo trutta L)

    Author : Pär Gustafsson; Eva Bergman; Larry Greenberg; John Armstrong; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Brown trout; diet; growth; riparian zone; forest-stream linkages; terrestrial invertebrates; light; primary production; Biology; Biologi; Biology; Biologi; functional response; foraging;

    Abstract : Riparian vegetation along streams and rivers affects the aquatic community in numerous ways and often operates as a link for energy flux between forest and streams. The studies presented in this licentiate thesis focus on light and terrestrial invertebrates, two factors influenced by riparian zone structure, which potentially affect stream ecosystems and thus also brown trout (Salmo trutta). READ MORE

  5. 5. Microclimate at range margins : Consequences for boreal forest understory species

    Author : Caroline Greiser; Kristoffer Hylander; Johan Ehrlén; Eric Meineri; Miska Luoto; Alistair Jump; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; microclimate; species distribution; range dynamics; boreal forest; canopy cover; topography; soil moisture; air humidity; bryophytes; lichens; vascular plants; biotic interactions; forest management; biodiversity conservation; Ecology and Evolution; ekologi och evolution;

    Abstract : A warmer climate will shift species distributional range margins poleward, but near-ground microclimates may modify these shifts. Cold-adapted northern species at their rear edge may survive locally in microrefugia with a colder microclimate, and warm-adapted southern species at their leading edge may colonize stepping stone habitats with a warmer microclimate. READ MORE