Picea abies

Storm legacies shaping post-windthrow forest regeneration: learnings from spatial indices in unmanaged {Norway} spruce stands

The anticipated increase in extreme disturbance events due to climate change is likely to expose Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) dominated forests in northern Europe to new conditions. Empirical data on the resilience of such natural …

Norway spruce seedlings from an eastern Baltic provenance show tolerance to simulated drought

In Northern Europe, an increase in heterogeneity of summer precipitation regime will subject forests to water deficit and drought. This is particularly topical for Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst.), which is a drought sensitive, yet economically …

Effect of Bark-Stripping on Mechanical Stability of Norway Spruce

The increasing effects of storms are considered the main abiotic disturbance affecting forest ecosystems. Bark-stripping damage from the growing ungulate populations, in turn, are among the main biotic risks, which might burden the stability of trees …

Advance Regeneration of Norway Spruce and Scots Pine in Hemiboreal Forests in Latvia

Continuous cover forestry (CCF) aims to emulate small natural disturbances and take advantage of natural regeneration. To implement these management practices successfully, knowledge of advance regeneration under the canopy in different conditions is …

Effects of stand-level and landscape factors on understorey plant community traits in broad-leaved forest of the boreo-nemoral zone in Latvia

Knowledge of the limiting processes shaping the composition of plant communities of woodland is important in conservation of biological diversity. The aim of our study was to examine the effect of stand-level factors (soil and canopy composition, age …

Bryophyte and polypore richness and indicators in relation to type, age and decay stage of coarse woody debris of Picea abies

Natural structures and disturbances in an old growth wet Norway spruce forest in the nature reserve