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Title: Limited salvage logging effects on forest regeneration after moderate-severity windthrow

Author: Peterson, C.J.;

Date: 2008

Source: Ecological Applications 18 (2): 407-420

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication


Recent conceptual advances address forest response to multiple disturbances within a brief time period, providing an ideal framework for examining the consequences of natural disturbances followed by anthropogenic management activities. The combination of two or more disturbances in a short period may produce ‘‘ecological surprises,’’ and models predict a threshold of cumulative disturbance severity above which forest composition will be drastically altered and regeneration may be impaired. Salvage logging (the harvesting of timber after natural disturbances; also called ‘‘salvaging’’ or ‘‘sanitary logging’’) is common, but there have been no tests of the manner in which salvaging after natural wind disturbance affects woody plant regeneration.

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Peterson, C.J., Leach, A.D. 2008. Limited salvage logging effects on forest regeneration after moderate-severity windthrow. Ecological Applications 18 (2): 407-420.


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