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Title: Der Einfluß des Elbebibers auf Waldbestände und forstwirtschaftliche Konsequenzen
Author(s): Zupppke, Heiko
Issue Date: 1995
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Abstract: During the years 1991 to 1993 the species, Number, and diameter of trees cut by the beaver were recorded in five study areas in the Middle Elbe region near Wittenberg. So damages caused by the beaver in forest should be quantified. It could be shown that beavers prefer Populus, Betula and Cornus species but are also be able to change their feeding habitats in dependence of the local supply. They mainly cut trees of a lower diameter with an average of 3,45 cm. In old woods without much undergrowth they couse barking damages on old trunks. However, the total damage remains relatively low. lt fluctuated between 0,11 and 4,07 % with an annual amount of 1.8 to 12,6 fm per beaver Settlement. By testing commercial repellents used in agriculture and forestry a deterrent effect on the beaver habitats can be drawn: 1. Forest clearing directly to the bank should be avoided. 2. To prevent damages softwood strips of low diameters and a breadth of about 30m should be kept or plantetd along the bank of the water. 3. In areas seriously affected by the beaver single future trunks should be selected and protected individually. 4. Timber trees or forestry border along waters should be left to spontaneous succession.
Annotations: Die Hercynia publiziert Originalbeiträge mit dem Schwerpunkt Ökologie (mit ihren vielseitigen Aspekten der Biodiversität), Botanik, Zoologie, Geologie und Geografie, den anwendungsorientierten Bereichen des Natur- und Umweltschutzes, sowie der Land- und Forstwirtschaft.
ISSN: 2195-531X
Open Access: Open access publication
License: (CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0(CC BY-ND 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives 4.0
Journal Title: Hercynia - Ökologie und Umwelt in Mitteleuropa
Volume: 29
Issue: 3
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Page Start: 349
Page End: 380
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