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Application of the ancient forest concept to potential natural vegetation mapping in Flanders, a strongly altered landscape in northern Belgium

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Application of the ancient forest concept to potential natural vegetation mapping in Flanders, a strongly altered landscape in northern Belgium. / De Keersmaeker, Luc; Rogiers, N; Vandekerkhove, Kris; De Vos, Bruno; Roelandt, B; Cornelis, Johnny; De Schrijver, A; Onkelinx, Thierry; Thomaes, Arno; Hermy, M; Verheyen, K.

In: Folia Geobotanica, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2013, p. 137-162.

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title = "Application of the ancient forest concept to potential natural vegetation mapping in Flanders, a strongly altered landscape in northern Belgium",
abstract = "Construction of potential natural vegetation (PNV) poses particular challenges in landscapes heavily altered by human activity and must be based on transparent, repeatable methods. We integrated the concept of ancient forest (AF) and ancient forest species (AFS) into a four-step procedure of PNV mapping: 1) classification of forest vegetation relev{\'e}s; 2) selection of those vegetation types that can serve as PNV units, based on AF and AFS; 3) merging of selected vegetation types into five PNV units that can be predicted from a digital morphogenetic soil map; 4) mapping of three additional PNV units based on additional environmental data. The second step, concerning the selection of reference forest vegetation, is of particular interest for PNV construction in Flanders (northern Belgium), where for cover has been subject to temporal disruption and spatial fragmentation. Among the variety of extant forest recovery states, we chose as PNVunits those vegetation types for which a high proportion of relev{\'e}s had been located in AF and that contained many AFS. As the frequency of AFS depends on site conditions, we only compared and selected vegetation types that are found on similar sites according to average Ellenberg indicator values. While succession is irrelevant for the definition of PNV, colonization rates of AFS can be used to estimate the time required for PNV to be restored in a site.",
author = "{De Keersmaeker}, Luc and N Rogiers and Kris Vandekerkhove and {De Vos}, Bruno and B Roelandt and Johnny Cornelis and {De Schrijver}, A and Thierry Onkelinx and Arno Thomaes and M Hermy and K Verheyen",
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language = "English",
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journal = "Folia Geobotanica",
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T1 - Application of the ancient forest concept to potential natural vegetation mapping in Flanders, a strongly altered landscape in northern Belgium

AU - De Keersmaeker, Luc

AU - Rogiers, N

AU - Vandekerkhove, Kris

AU - De Vos, Bruno

AU - Roelandt, B

AU - Cornelis, Johnny

AU - De Schrijver, A

AU - Onkelinx, Thierry

AU - Thomaes, Arno

AU - Hermy, M

AU - Verheyen, K

N1 - Publication Authorstring : De Keersmaeker, L.; Rogiers, N.; Vandekerkhove, K.; De Vos, B.; Roelandt, B.; Cornelis, J.; De Schrijver, A.; Onkelinx, T.; Thomaes, A.; Hermy, M.; Verheyen, K. Publication RefStringPartII : <i>Folia Geobotanica </i>: 26. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12224-012-9135-z" target="_blank">dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12224-012-9135-z</a>

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Construction of potential natural vegetation (PNV) poses particular challenges in landscapes heavily altered by human activity and must be based on transparent, repeatable methods. We integrated the concept of ancient forest (AF) and ancient forest species (AFS) into a four-step procedure of PNV mapping: 1) classification of forest vegetation relevés; 2) selection of those vegetation types that can serve as PNV units, based on AF and AFS; 3) merging of selected vegetation types into five PNV units that can be predicted from a digital morphogenetic soil map; 4) mapping of three additional PNV units based on additional environmental data. The second step, concerning the selection of reference forest vegetation, is of particular interest for PNV construction in Flanders (northern Belgium), where for cover has been subject to temporal disruption and spatial fragmentation. Among the variety of extant forest recovery states, we chose as PNVunits those vegetation types for which a high proportion of relevés had been located in AF and that contained many AFS. As the frequency of AFS depends on site conditions, we only compared and selected vegetation types that are found on similar sites according to average Ellenberg indicator values. While succession is irrelevant for the definition of PNV, colonization rates of AFS can be used to estimate the time required for PNV to be restored in a site.

AB - Construction of potential natural vegetation (PNV) poses particular challenges in landscapes heavily altered by human activity and must be based on transparent, repeatable methods. We integrated the concept of ancient forest (AF) and ancient forest species (AFS) into a four-step procedure of PNV mapping: 1) classification of forest vegetation relevés; 2) selection of those vegetation types that can serve as PNV units, based on AF and AFS; 3) merging of selected vegetation types into five PNV units that can be predicted from a digital morphogenetic soil map; 4) mapping of three additional PNV units based on additional environmental data. The second step, concerning the selection of reference forest vegetation, is of particular interest for PNV construction in Flanders (northern Belgium), where for cover has been subject to temporal disruption and spatial fragmentation. Among the variety of extant forest recovery states, we chose as PNVunits those vegetation types for which a high proportion of relevés had been located in AF and that contained many AFS. As the frequency of AFS depends on site conditions, we only compared and selected vegetation types that are found on similar sites according to average Ellenberg indicator values. While succession is irrelevant for the definition of PNV, colonization rates of AFS can be used to estimate the time required for PNV to be restored in a site.

U2 - 10.1007/s12224-012-9135-z

DO - 10.1007/s12224-012-9135-z

M3 - A1: Web of Science-article

VL - 48

SP - 137

EP - 162

JO - Folia Geobotanica

JF - Folia Geobotanica

IS - 2

ER -

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