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Investigations on stand structure in the Roth Memorial Forest

Dénes Molnár, Iván Barton, Kornél Czimber, Tamás Bazsó & Norbert Frank

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Correspondence: Molnár Dénes

Postal address: H-7623 Pécs, Rét utca 8.

e-mail: molnar.denes[at]mecsekerdo.hu

Abstract

During transformation of even-aged forests to selection forests it is important to follow the changes in stand structure. Detailed forest mapping was made in Sopron 182 B experimental selection forest, where the research was started by Roth Gyula in 1936. The main purpose of the survey was to create a database which can be used for timeline analysis in the future. We developed a survey method which is accurate enough to generate spatial forest stand databases. We made a 3D model of the forest and examined it’s structure. During the decades of the experiment beech became dominant, lightdemanding tree species withdrew to upper canopy regions. Diameter and height distribution is heterogeneous, in some areas it shows the characteristic of selection or structurally differentiated forests.

Keywords: selection system, selection cutting, forest stand structure, forest visualization

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    Molnár, D., Barton, I., Czimber, K., Bazsó, T. & Frank, N. (2016): Investigations on stand structure in the Roth Memorial Forest. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 6(2): 127-136. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.010

    Volume 6, Issue 2
    Pages: 127-136

    DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.010

    First published:
    27 September 2016

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