Recreation stimulates forest regeneration in nature reserves

Pers / media: OnderzoekAcademic

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The wolf has returned, but humans are also responsible for a ‘landscape of fear’ in nature reserves. Deer are avoiding recreational areas during the day, both at the landscape scale and in the proximity of recreational trails. At the landscape scale in particular, this results in the decreased consumption of saplings, which is beneficial for forest regeneration. The effects are strongest in open landscapes such as heathland, where visibility is greatest. This is the conclusion of a recently published study carried out by Bjorn Mols, who conducted his research shortly before wolves appeared in the Veluwe.

Periode26-jan.-2022

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  • TitelRecreation stimulates forest regeneration in nature reserves
    Mate van erkenningNational
    Media naam/outletUG News
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioNetherlands
    Release datum26/01/2022
    BeschrijvingThe wolf has returned, but humans are also responsible for a ‘landscape of fear’ in nature reserves. Deer are avoiding recreational areas during the day, both at the landscape scale and in the proximity of recreational trails. At the landscape scale in particular, this results in the decreased consumption of saplings, which is beneficial for forest regeneration. The effects are strongest in open landscapes such as heathland, where visibility is greatest. This is the conclusion of a recently published study carried out by Bjorn Mols, who conducted his research shortly before wolves appeared in the Veluwe.
    Producent / auteurUG Press release
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/news/2022/01/recreatie-stimuleert-bosverjonging-in-natuurgebieden
    PersonenBjorn Mols, Christian Smit