Effects of topography and management history on natural forest recovery in abandoned forest after clear-cutting in Miyazaki, Japan

Abstract

We investigated factors limiting the recovery of natural forest in former large-scale conifer plantations abandoned after clear-cutting in southwestern Japan. We analyzed forest recovery status (“recovered” sites covered by evergreen broad-leaved trees, and “unrecovered” sites covered by pioneer community or nonvegetated sites) using aerial photographs and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10310-005-0192-5

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