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Title: Natural disturbance in an old-growth landscape of northern Maine, USA
Author: Fraver, Shawn; White, Alan S.; Seymour, Robert S.
Source: Journal of Ecology. 97: 289-298.
Disturbance histories derived from old-growth forest remnants in Europe and eastern North America have shaped many of our current theories of forest dynamics and succession. Yet the small size typical of these remnants suggests they might not capture the full range of variability that may emerge at larger scales. We investigated the frequency and severity of natural disturbance in a 2000-ha old-growth landscape (Big Reed Forest Reserve) in northern Maine, USA.
Keywords: advance regeneration, canopy gaps, dendrochronology, growth releases, late successional forests, shade tolerance, spruce budworm, stand dynamics, succession
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Fraver, Shawn; White, Alan S.; Seymour, Robert S. 2009. Natural disturbance in an old-growth landscape of northern Maine, USA
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