Sökning: "natural disturbances"
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1. Interactions between climate, natural disturbances, and regeneration in boreal and hemi-boreal forests
Sammanfattning : Natural disturbance is an important driving force of community dynamics in many forest types around the globe. Understanding spatial and temporal properties of disturbance events in the present and in the past is important in formulating the nature conservation strategies as well as for the modeling of climate and human impacts on forest vegetation. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Worldwide declines in biodiversity have accentuated the need for conservation actions. Unfortunately, the decline is unlikely to be reversed by traditional conservation alone. Instead the practice of ecological restoration has come to play an ever increasing role. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Seagrasses are considered highly important CO2 sinks, with the capacity to store substantial quantities of organic carbon in the living biomass and sediments, and thereby acting as a buffer against climate change. In this thesis, I have studied carbon storage variability in temperate and tropical seagrass habitats and identified factors influencing this variation. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : In the boreal biome, intensive forestry and fire suppression have led to the loss of natural disturbances regimes and changes in forest ecosystems at the landscape and local scale. A large proportion of the old-growth forests has been converted into even-aged single-species forests, with degraded understory layer and reduced availability of dead wood. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Patterns of site occupancy among boreal stream insects were studied in central Sweden with focus on sparsely distributed species and the role of dispersal and niche limitations.In the study of dispersal limitation, I found that effects of an extraordinarily harsh winter in small to medium-sized streams were strongest in sites located in small streams and far from lake outlets. LÄS MER