Connectivity and succession of open structures as a key to sustaining light-demanding biodiversity in deciduous forests

Petr Kozel, Pavel Sebek, Michal Platek, Jiri Benes, Michal Zapletal, Miroslav Dvorsky, Vojtech Lanta, Jiri Dolezal, Radek Bace, Borivoj Zbuzek & Lukas Cizek
1. European forests are facing a rapid decline of light-demanding biota. This has prompted active interventions to re-establish and maintain partial habitat openness in protected areas. Managers of protected areas, however, need substantially more scientific evidence to support their decisions on where, when, and how to intervene. 2. We investigated the importance of spatial continuity of open forest habitats in different years of succession, using six pairs of experimental clearings established in the formerly open,...
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