Mosaik-Zyklus-Konzept | Wilde Wälder | David Cebulla Naturfilme

Mosaic cycle concept

In unused virgin forest-like stands, there is an area mosaic of dynamically changing, non-synchronized forest stages. The mosaic cycle concept describes the stages – from ruderal phase to collapse. Each phase of forest development provides a specific habitat for animals, plants and microorganisms. This concept belongs to the basics of ecology and goes back to Hermann Remmert.

This animation video explains in a simplified way what constitutes the mosaic cycle phases.


Remmert, Hermann (1992): Das Mosaik-Zyklus-Konzept und seine Bedeutung für den Naturschutz – Eine Übersicht. Laufener Seminarbeitr. 2/92, S. 45-57; Akad.Natursch.Landschaftspfl. (ANL)-Laufen/Salzbach 1992. Online unter: