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Understanding forest dynamics

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes methods for studying forest dynamics. Topics covered include characterizing forest disturbance regimes, analysis of forest disturbance history, characterizing forest gaps, ... More


Response of the Herbaceous Layer to Disturbance in Eastern Forests

Mark R. Roberts and Frank S. Gilliam

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The herbaceous layer is simultaneously exposed to and responds to many forest disturbances, ranging from microscale disturbances such as frost heaving and trampling by large vertebrates to more ... More


Successional Forest Dynamics: 30 Years Following Clearcutting

Lindsay R. Boring, Katherine J. Elliott, and Wayne T. Swank

in Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Clearcuts on experimental watersheds provide an opportunity to examine how these large-scale forest disturbances influence various ecosystem processes, including stream hydrology, soil erosion, ... More


Effects of Excess Nitrogen Deposition on the Herbaceous Layer of Eastern North American Forests

Frank S. Gilliam

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the effects of excess nitrogen (N) on the herb layer of forests, reviewing recent pertinent literature from both North America and Europe. It shows that excess N has the ... More


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