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Dynamics of multiaged stands

Kevin L. O’Hara

in Multiaged Silviculture: Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703068
eISBN:
9780191788796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703068.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Multiaged silviculture is dependent upon a sound understanding of stand dynamics. The presence of multiple age classes in a stand results in trade-offs between these age classes because these age ... More


An Iconic Species

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the hemlock's distinctive characteristics, including its wide-ranging effects on the environment and other organisms. The hemlock's dense foliage allows almost no light to ... More


Functional Traits and Community Assembly during Secondary Succession

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the life forms, functional traits, and functional groups of plants that predominate during different successional stages, and describes patterns and mechanisms of species ... More


Mechanisms of plasticity: Eco-devo pathways as environmental cue and response systems

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

Plastic eco-devo responses result from mechanistically diverse cue and response systems, in which an organism perceives some aspect of its environment as an informational cue that is transduced to ... More


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