HIBECO-Human interactions with the mountain birch forest ecosystem

Updated 2003-04-22

Population density estimates and temperature records in relation to topography will, together with other factors, be used to predict the likelihood of defoliating outbreaks of Epirrita autumnata in the mountain birch forest.Severe severe defoliation by E. autumnata larvae may lead to a die-back of old trees and initiate a regrowth of from basal sprouts and seedlings and thus changing the age-structure of the forest. The change to a younger successional stage may have implications for reindeer husbandary. The interactions between insect-herbivory and reindeer grazing is studied in other parts of the project.

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2002
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Helena Bylund
Inst. för entomologi Box 7044 750 07 Uppsala

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Abisko Scientific Research Station

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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