The current state of Białowieża Forest based on the results of the LIFE+ ForBioSensing project [article]

Krzysztof Stereńczak, Damian Korzybski, Rafał Paluch, Andrzej Boczoń, Agata Sałachewicz, Stanisław Miścicki, Łukasz Kuberski, Kamil Pilch, Żaneta Piasecka, Ewa Zin, Dorota Dobrowolska, Marcin Klisz (+14 others)
2022 Zenodo  
For centuries, the Białowieża Forest was a unique and very interesting place, especially for foresters, who could learn various methods of reforestation and forest management here. It was also an important place for ecologists who could observe interesting processes in forest ecosystems here, and for every ordinary person who could learn something about the forests that covered large parts of Poland centuries ago. The area of the Białowieża Forest has always been an object intensively used by
more » ... ience. Research on stand dynamics, habitats and plant communities, population dynamics of various animals and research on fungi was conducted here. The special feature of the research on stand dynamics was the use of sample plots on which measurements of the different development stages of the trees were carried out. Statistical methods were then used to characterise the state and direction of changes in Białowieża Forest. The project "LIFE+ ForBioSensing PL Comprehensive monitoring of the dynamics of the stands of Białowieża Forest with the use of remote sensing data" was inspired in 2012 by the then Director of the Forest Research Institute, Prof. Dr. hab. Tomasz Zawiła-Niedźwiecki. The impetus for the project was the desire to use remote sensing data, mainly airborne laser scanning data, in forest stand analysis. Remote sensing data enable stand characterization at a specific date. Acquisition of data in several periods allowed not only to describe the static situation, but also to characterise changes taking place in the stands of Białowieża Forest. Additionally, this type of data was intended to provide a reference point for analysing the condition of Białowieża Forest in subsequent decades using new methods of data analysis and interpretation. The project involved the development and application of a monitoring system for Białowieża Forest using ground-based monitoring plots and remote sensing data. The main objective of the project activities was to link multitemporal remote sensing data (in 2015-2019) with [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6559266 fatcat:5owbkiqmyjbzvesozjbjhvvg2q