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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04

Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece

Yannis Raftoyannis ; Central Greece University of Applied Sciences, Department of Forestry, Demokratias 3, GR-36100 Karpenisi, Greece
Ioannis Spanos ; National Agricultural Research Foundation, Forest Research Institute, GR-57006 Vassilika, Thessaloniki, Greece

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APA 6th Edition
Raftoyannis, Y. & Spanos, I. (2015). Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece. South-east European forestry, 6 (1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04
MLA 8th Edition
Raftoyannis, Yannis and Ioannis Spanos. "Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece." South-east European forestry, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015, pp. 5-14. https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04. Accessed 18 Jun. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Raftoyannis, Yannis and Ioannis Spanos. "Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece." South-east European forestry 6, no. 1 (2015): 5-14. https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04
Harvard
Raftoyannis, Y., and Spanos, I. (2015). 'Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece', South-east European forestry, 6(1), pp. 5-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04
Vancouver
Raftoyannis Y, Spanos I. Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece. South-east European forestry [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 June 18];6(1):5-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04
IEEE
Y. Raftoyannis and I. Spanos, "Regeneration of Abies cephalonica Loudon after a Large Fire in Central Greece", South-east European forestry, vol.6, no. 1, pp. 5-14, 2015. [Online]. doi: https://doi.org/10.15177/seefor.15-04

Abstracts
Background and Purpose: Abies cephalonica Loudon (Greek fir) is a dominant tree species of the mountainous Greece that forms productive forests. Wildfires in fir forests were not considered a major threat but in recent decades, fir ecosystems in Greece have experienced large crown fires with subsequent ecological and economical losses.
Materials and Methods: This study was designed to aid our understanding of Greek fir recovery after fire. In Central Greece, 12 years after a large fire, fir regeneration and site factors were studied in 143 sampling plots located in 10 transects.
Results: Fir regeneration density decreased abruptly with distance from the remnant stands and followed the negative exponential curve with decreasing regeneration abundance from the border of the unburned zone. Abiotic factors such as elevation, aspect, slope steepness and ground cover type could not significantly explain any variability in fir regeneration density.
Conclusions: Our results showed that distance from a seed source was the most important variable in explaining fir regeneration. Moreover, the density of fir regeneration seemed adequate to provide stocking for a future fir forest.

Keywords
wildfire; seedling density; seed source; elevation; aspect; slope; groundcover

Hrčak ID: 139156

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/139156

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