Database on Forest Disturbances in E…

Occurrence dataset published by European Forest Institute

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Database on Forest Disturbances in Europe


The Database on Forest Disturbances in Europe (DFDE) allows searching historic information about forest damage caused by wind, fire, animals, and diseases. The DFDE has been elaborated by Alterra and European Forest Institute. The dataset shared here contains a subset of the data for occurrence of biotic agents only, i.e., mammals, insects and fungi. Abiotic agents are not included in this dataset. Also full information on the extent of damage has been excluded. The dataset here has been georeferenced automatically using GeoLocate and the geographic coordinates have been checked only where so indicated. Please report corrections to the resource contact. Look for to access the entire database. The content of the database has been last updated in 2002. Future updates are possible -- please indicate interest in such project.

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Date range: Jan 1, 1449 - Jan 1, 2002

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Mart-Jan Schelhaas
Alterra Droevendaalsesteeg 4 6708 PB Wageningen Netherlands +31 317 485884
Metadata author
Simo Varis
System Administrator
European Forest Institute Torikatu 34 80100 Joensuu Finland +358 10 773 4326
Administrative contact
Hannu Saarenmaa
Project Manager
Digitarium Länsikatu 15 80100 Joensuu Finland +358-50-4479668


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European Forest Institute

Publication Date

Dec 15, 2015

Registration Date

Mar 26, 2012

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Mart-Jan Schelhaas
Resaerch Scientist
Alterra Droevendaalsesteeg 4 6708 PB Wageningen Netherlands