Vestskoven - Denmark

Vestskoven is a 15 km2 ongoing afforestation area located 15 km west of central Copenhagen. Since 1967 arable land has successively been bought up for afforestation in order to establish a large forest area for outdoor activities and wood production. In 1998, afforestation chronosequences in oak (Quercus robur) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) were established as a research platform to quantify soil carbon dynamics, water recharge, nitrogen budgets and ground vegetation species diversity. The soil and grund vegetation species composition were resampled in the chronosequences after 13 years in 2011. Since 2003, an ICP-Forests Level II/Core plot with integrated monitoring under the UN Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) is placed in an oak stand. Monitoring has developed over time. There is no time limit on the monitoring financed by the Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark.

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Metadata Access
Creator Inger Kappel Schmidt
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2014
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; The site has an ICP-forest site where data are available on request through ICP-forest. The rest of the forest is used in numerous projects and collaboration is always welcome
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Contact iks(at)
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Environmental Research; Geosciences; Land Use; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (12.344W, 55.691S, 12.402E, 55.708N)