Pavel Samec

Mendel University Brno

Ing. Pavel Samec, Ph.D., graduated from Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Czech Republic. The author has long been involved in landscape ecology. During his studies, he dealt with the theory of evolutionary ecology and past climate changes, as well as with the restoration of natural soil formation processes in polluted areas. From 2007 to 2011, he used his previous experience in the development of models of forest growth conditions and nutrient balances for the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. Dr. Samec is the main author of twelve scientific books and the author or co-author of more than fifty scientific papers. He currently works for Mendel University and the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Pavel Samec

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Human activities cause the degradation of innumerable ecosystems, including forests. The degradation of forests leads to far-reaching nutrient cycle changes throughout all environments. Reversible or irreversible degradation processes cause declines in an ecosystem’s ability to self-regulate. Reversible processes decrease native forest biodiversity while preserving the ecosystem’s abiotic components, whereas irreversible processes alter the character of the potential natural vegetation. This book discusses forest degradation in three sections on general, climatic, and land-use degradative effects.

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