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Forest Degradation Under Global Change

Pavel Samec

Mendel University Brno

Dr. Samec contributed to defining small-to-large areal soil effects on the forest health status for the purpose of assessing environmental change impact mitigation. He works as a scientist in Mendel University Brno and in the Global Change Research Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Regional Climate Change Ecosystem Acidification Eutrophication Desertification Soil Erosion Nutrient Deficiency Nutrition Imbalance Leaching Deforestation Forest Dieback Plantation Forest Health Status

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Human activities cause the degradation of innumerable ecosystems, from which forest degradation leads to far-reaching nutrient cycles changes through all environments. Reversible or irreversible degradation processes cause ecosystem self-regulation to decline. While reversible processes tend to a structural simplification and native forest biodiversity decrease under preservation of the ecosystem abiotic components, irreversible processes alter the character of Potential natural vegetation. The potential natural vegetation can be altered due to climate change, acidification, eutrophication, and soil erosion predominantly. Subsequent secondary ecosystems already affect global change processes in an uncertain way. The book aims to collect contributions on irreversible degradation processes and their multiple impacts on forests worldwide.

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Date completed: March 29th 2022

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Pavel Samec

Mendel University Brno

I'm interested in soil geography through mapping and modeling used for the investigation of Quaternary soil development and of forest response on climate change. Quaternary development is investigated through spatial relationships between soil properties and the geological environment. On the other hand, soil response to climate change is investigated through time series analysis comparative atmospheric and land data delimited to forest ecosystems as naturally structured landscape compounds.

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