Structure and development of forest stands on permanent research plots in the Krkonoše Mts.
S. Vacek, Z. Vacek, L. Bílek, I. Nosková, O. Schwarzhttps://doi.org/10.17221/73/2010-JFSCitation:Vacek S., Vacek Z., Bílek L., Nosková I., Schwarz O. (2010): Structure and development of forest stands on permanent research plots in the Krkonoše Mts. J. For. Sci., 56: 518-530.
The research is focused on structure and development of forest stands from 5th to 8th forest vegetation zone in the Krkonoše Mts. The forest stand diversity according to tree species composition and representation, horizontal and vertical structure was evaluated by using following indices: Clark-Evans aggregation index (Clark, Evans 1954), standardised Arten-profil index (Pretsch 2005) and index of complex diversity after Jaehne, Dohrenbusch (1997). Growth model SIBYLA (Fabrika, Ďurský 2005) was used for visualizations and growth predictions of forest stands on particular plots. Based on research results, management recommendations were evaluated.Keywords:
forest development; mountain forest; structural diversity