Articles | Volume 12, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 12, 4291–4316, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 4291–4316, 2015

Research article 23 Jul 2015

Research article | 23 Jul 2015

Reconstructing European forest management from 1600 to 2010

M. J. McGrath et al.


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Short summary
Studying century-scale ecological processes and their legacy effects requires taking forest management into account. In this study we produce spatially and temporally explicit maps of European forest management from 1600 to 2010. The most important changes between 1600 and 2010 are an increase of 593 000km2 in conifers at the expense of deciduous forest, a 612 000km2 decrease in unmanaged forest, a 152 000km2 decrease in coppice management and a 818 000km2 increase in high stand management.
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