Land Cover Changes In Central European Mountains: A Case Study of Šumava
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Tomáš Janík is a Ph.D. Student at Charles University in Prague in the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology. His research areas are sustainable development environmental analysis, city planning, and land-use planning.

                       

Land Cover Changes In Central European Mountains: A Case Study of Šumava

Central European mountains are covered predominantly by forests. Norway spruce is the most frequently-occurring species and the most affected one. Windstorms and subsequent insect outbreaks are two main disturbances which influence the structure, composition, species richness, and land cover changes in general. The Šumava National Park (NP) is the biggest one in Czechia. It is situated in the southwestern part of Czechia. The landscape of the central part of Šumava consists of a mosaic of flat forested ridges and a...

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