Scientific Summary 131 in IUFRO News Vol. 44, Issue 7, July 2015
Silviculture of Mixed Forests in Europe
This workshop was carried out in the framework of the activities of the EuMIXFOR Cost Action. It gave participants direct insight into and experience of the practice and potential of the silviculture of mixed species forests. Particular, though not exclusive emphasis was placed on Europe, evaluating the ecosystem services and the forest functions, from boreal Canadian forests to Mediterranean coppice stands, and from natural forests to plantations.
Presentations addressed the multifaceted perspectives of the functions and silviculture of mixed forests. The emergence of environmental and ecological values of mixed stands was highlighted, interactions among species were evaluated and, the management challenges were underlined.
A special EuMIXFOR issue collecting the manuscripts of oral and poster presentations will be published after a peer-review process by the international open-access journal ANNALS OF SILVICULTURAL RESEARCH.
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