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Glossary item | Last updated: 12 Apr 2024

Primary forest

Naturally regenerated forest of native species, where there are no clearly visible indications of human activities and the ecological processes are not significantly disturbed.

Source category: International Organisation

Areas of usually old forest with natura forest structure and dynamics, lacking anthropogenic influences from the past to the present.

Leibundgut, H. (1982). Europäische Urwälder der Bergstufe. Verlag Paul Haupt, Bern, Stuttgart

Source category: Scientific & Technical Literature