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2012-12-10Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/27811
Continued loss of temperate old-growth forests in the Romanian Carpathians despite an increasing protected area network
dc.contributor.authorKnorn, Jan
dc.contributor.authorKuemmerle, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorRadeloff, Volker C
dc.contributor.authorKeeton, S. Keeton
dc.contributor.authorGancz, Vladimir
dc.contributor.authorBiris, Iovu-Adrian
dc.contributor.authorSvoboda, Miroslav
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorHagatis, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorHostert, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-28T11:07:12Z
dc.date.available2023-11-28T11:07:12Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-10none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/28462
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.none
dc.description.abstractOld-growth forests around the world are vanishing rapidly and have been lost almost completely from the European temperate forest region. Poor management practices, often triggered by socioeconomic and institutional change, are the main causes of loss. Recent trends in old-growth forest cover in Romania, where some of the last remaining tracts of these forests within Europe are located, are revealed by satellite image analysis. Forest cover declined by 1.3 % from 2000 to 2010. Romania's protected area network has been expanded substantially since the country's accession to the European Union in 2007, and most of the remaining old-growth forests now are located within protected areas. Surprisingly though, 72% of the old-growth forest disturbances are found within protected areas, highlighting the threats still facing these forests. It appears that logging in old-growth forests is, at least in part, related to institutional reforms, insufficient protection and ownership changes since the collapse of communism in 1989. The majority of harvesting activities in old-growth forest areas are in accordance with the law. Without improvements to their governance, the future of Romania's old-growth forests and the important ecosystem services they provide remains uncertain.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectbiodiversity governanceeng
dc.subjectCentral and Eastern Europeeng
dc.subjectdeforestationeng
dc.subjectdisturbanceeng
dc.subjectforest restitutioneng
dc.subjectLandsateng
dc.subjectNatura 2000eng
dc.subjectold-growth forestseng
dc.subjectprotected areaseng
dc.subjectremote sensingeng
dc.subject.ddc550 Geowissenschaftennone
dc.titleContinued loss of temperate old-growth forests in the Romanian Carpathians despite an increasing protected area networknone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/28462-3
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/27811
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.pages12none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1469-4387
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1017/S0376892912000355
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleEnvironmental conservationnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume40none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue2none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameCambridge Univ. Pressnone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceCambridgenone
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart182none
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend193none
bua.departmentMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone

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