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Déterminants du changement du couvert forestier depuis 1860 dans le parc naturel régional du Luberon et implications pour la répartition des forêts actuelles

Abstract : After centuries of deforestation, forest cover reached its minimum in France at the turn of the 19th century, and has been constantly increasing since then, in particular in Provence. However, there has been little research on the biophysical, socioeconomic and landscape factors involved in these long term forest cover changes in France. The purpose of this study is to analyse the main land-use transitions since 1860, as well as the changing effect of biophysical (topography, lithology), socioeconomic (built areas, population) and landscape (distance from pre-existing forests) factors on forests and forest regrowth between 1860 and 2010 in the Luberon Park. The authors show that forests persisted until 1860 and thereafter developed on less accessible and less productive land (steep slopes, hard substrate, secluded locations). Lastly, they detail the differences in biophysical conditions between current forests according to their continuity over time. To end with, the implications of this forest recovery are discussed.
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J. Abadie, J.L. Dupouey, C. Avon, X. Rochel, A. Salvaudon, et al.. Déterminants du changement du couvert forestier depuis 1860 dans le parc naturel régional du Luberon et implications pour la répartition des forêts actuelles. Revue forestière française, AgroParisTech, 2017, 69 (4), pp.371-386. ⟨10.4267/2042/67867⟩. ⟨hal-02608142⟩

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