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Kangur, A (ed.). 2004. Natural disturbances and ecosystem-based forest management. Proceedings of the international conference, Tartu, Estonia, 27-29 May 2004. Transactions of the Faculty of Forestry, Estonian Agricultural University, No. 37. ISSN: 1406-5894.


Authors    Title    Page
Foreword     5
John A. Stanturf Disturbance dynamics of forested ecosystems    7
Kajar Köster, Meelis Seedre, Harri Tukia, Mats Niklasson, Kalev Jõgiste Nature conservation and dead wood in forest ecosystem     13
Rein Drenkhan, Märt Hanso Recent natural disturbances in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) plantations and stands of South-East Estonia: Causes and consequences 17
Maris Hordo, Andres Kiviste   Statistical outliers in sample plot data – measurement errors or natural disturbances? 23
Saara Lilja, Tuomo Wallenius, Timo Kuuluvainen Structural characteristics and dynamics of old Picea abies forests in northeastern Fennoscandia 28
Elle Meier, Jaanus Paal, Jaan Liira The influence of stand age and management on species diversity in alvar and boreo-nemoral forests   31
Timo Kuuluvainen Natural disturbance dynamics of boreal forests in Finland: implications for management and restoration 33
Jaan Liira, Kaupo Kohv, Martin Zobel Forest structure and biodiversity under different management intensities   38
Vitas Marozas, Vaidas Grigaitis Ground vegetation dynamics of clear-cut edges in pine-dominated forests in Lithuania 39
Gediminas Brazaitis, Kæstutis Pëtelis   The edge effect on bird community development after clear cutting in adjacent old forest 44
Riitta Ryömä, Sanna Laaka-Lindberg First steps of bryophyte recolonisation on burnt logs and soil 50
Ville Selonen, Janne S. Kotiaho Effect of buffer strip and age of felling on vascular plant and moss species diversity in the immediate surroundings of boreal brook habitats    54
Henn Korjus, Ahto Kangur, Kalev Jõgiste Ecosystem-based management: disturbance analysis as a reference 55
Ivar Sibul, Kaljo Voolma The Abundance, seasonal dynamics and Sex Ratio oF the large Pine Weevil, Hylobius abietis (L.), in reforestation areas: Assessment by ground pitfalls and baited pitfall traps 56
Kestutis Armolaitis The influence of excessive precipitation on chemical changes in forest soils 63
Eugenija Kupcinskiene, E. Bartkevicius, A. Kliucius Scots pine under drought and alkaline pollution stress 66
Andrey V. Selikhovkin Forest Disturbance Factors in North-West Russia   67
Marek Metslaid, Triin Ilisson, Eero Nikinmaa, Kalev Jõgiste, Andres Kiviste Advance regeneration after disturbances: Acclimatization of needle characteristics in Norway spruce 71
Remigijus Ozolinèius, Virgilijus Mikšys, Vidas Stakënas Tree damage and mortality in Lithuanian forests   75
Vidas Stakënas Estimation of disturbances in scots pine stands damaged by defoliating pests 80
W. Keith Moser Fire as a disturbance in the temperate forests of the United States: Science, suppression and prescription 85
Henrik Lindberg, Ilkka Vanha-Majamaa Promoting fire in Finnish forests during last decade – theory and practice 86
Tero Toivanen, Janne S. Kotiaho  The effect of prescribed burning and decaying wood on the diversity of beetles 92
Heikki Kauhanen, Hannu Lehtonen, Rauno Ovaskainen, Mauri Timonen History of forest fires in a northern boreal landscape, Finnish Lapland   97
Markku Larjavaara, Timo Kuuluvainen, H. Tanskanen, A. Venäläinen Variation in forest fire ignition probability in finland 100
Rein Kalamees, Kersti Püssa, Kristjan Zobel The germination of Pulsatilla patens (L.) Mill. – a presumably fire-related species – in a prescribed burning experiment in Evo, Finland 103
Triin Ilisson, Marek Metslaid, Kalev Jõgiste Storm as a disturbance factor in forest ecosystems: A case study of Tudu and Halliku 104