Mind the gap: how open were European primeval forests?


There are two competing hypotheses about the structure and dynamics of primeval forests in lowland Europe: the high-forest and the wood-pasture hypotheses, both of which influence current European forest conservation policies. In a recent study using pollen-analytical data from across lowland Europe, Mitchell provides support for rejecting the wood-pasture… (More)



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@article{Birks2005MindTG, title={Mind the gap: how open were European primeval forests?}, author={H. John B. Birks}, journal={Trends in ecology & evolution}, year={2005}, volume={20 4}, pages={154-6} }