Sumava natural forests

LTER site
Sumava natural forests (Boubín, Milešice a Stožec)
Major ecosystems
spruce-fir-beech mixed forests, mountain ravine mixed forests, water affected spruce forests
Available data since
1972
Site coordinator
Dušan Adam (dusan.adam@vukoz.cz)
Institution
Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, p.r.i. (www.pralesy.cz)
Area
72 ha
Altitude
938 m a.s.l.
Latitude
48°55'57'' N
Longitude
13°49'31'' E
Annual precipitation
812 mm
Temperature (air)
4.5°C
Other site category
National Park, Biosphere Reserve
Characteristics

Localities Boubín and Milešice represent particularly Acidic and Fresh nutrient medium spruce-beech forests. These forest stand types are very important in the scope of both area and wood-producting stands of the Czech Republic. Especially the Boubín (Kubani) natural forest represents a very valuable and felling aloof forest stand. It was just founded as a forest research reserve. Owing to the verderer Josef John, who processed the first detailed dendrometry in the Boubín natural forest in 1847, we have got unique data sets for the time series of over 160 years.

Site Boubín Milešice Stožec/th>
Area (ha) 46,62 8,86 16,21
Latitude (N, centre) 48°58'43" 48°59'04" 48°52'49"
Longitude (E, centre) 13°48'43" 13°50'21" 13°50'13"
Minimum altitude (m a.s.l.) 925 1070 750
Maximum altitude (m a.s.l.) 1105   900
Natural development since 1858 1995 nevíme
Complete dendrometry in 1972, 1996, 2010 1972, 1996 1974, 1998
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