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Forest ecological studies in Abies densa forests of Central-Bhutan.

Project Leader
Glatzel Gerhard, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Falch, Architect, Regional Development Planning Consultant, Fischerstraße 9, A-6500 Landeck, Austria.
Contact person: DI Markus Schermer;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Gratzer Georg, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Funded by
Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ballhausplatz 2, A-1014 Wien, Austria
In cooperation with the Integrated Forest Management Project (IFMP), situated in the fir (Abies densa) belt of the Bhutan Himalayas, the following forest ecological baseline studies are conducted: regeneration ecology (species interactions, seedbed and light requirements of A. densa), stand structure and stand dynamics and nutrient status of the fir forest eco-systems. Local forest use and local management systems are studied, the environmental impact of mangement operations is monitored. Forest management guidelines based on the findings of the baseline studies and the monitoring results are prepared.
ecological system research; forest ecology;
Abies densa; nutrient status; regeneration ecology; forest management; forest ecosystem dynamics;

Gratzer, G, Rai, P. B., Glatzel, G. (1998): Ecology of Abies densa forests of the IFMP-Ura, Bhutan..

Research Report, Institute of Forest Ecology, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, 218 p

Gratzer, G. (1998): Regeneration ecology of Abies densa forests in Eastern Central Bhutan.

Dissertation, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, 147 p

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