The lecture will be held on 14th October 2019 from 8:45 to 10:15 at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol) in room L125. The lecture is free and will be in English.
Lecturer: Dr. Vojtěch Čada
Nature conservation in forest ecosystems should be based on the understanding of natural or historical forest dynamics because the forest dynamics is key for forest structure and biodiversity. This lecture is dealing with key terms and processes within forest dynamics and showing several examples, but particularly concerning example of mountain spruce forest dynamics in the national park in Czech Republic. The recent dynamics and public awareness were challenging the management of this national park in recent decades. The most significant process that is driving forest dynamics are various types and intensities of disturbances. Disturbances of different characteristics can influence the forest structure and species composition in different ways. The effects of disturbances on forest structure and their biological legacies are key for biodiversity conservation. The method of tree-ring disturbance reconstruction in forests is also discussed.
The lecture is carrying out within the project "Future Environmentalists - Linking EU Natural Capital Management to Field Research". The project is supported by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnership by means of Activity Agreement № CSP 2018-1-BG01-KA203-047962.