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SA011

Lichen abundance and biodiversity along a chronosequence from young managed stands to ancient forest, 1993

  • PI: Bruce P. McCune
  • Originator: Peter N. Neitlich
  • Other researchers: Dale R. McCullough
  • Dates of data collection: Jan 1 1993 - Jan 1 1993
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Oct 23 2007 (Version 4)

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ABSTRACT:
The diversity of epiphytic lichens in old growth forests has stimulated considerable research (e.g., Howe 1978, Pike et al. 1975; Hoffman and Kazmierski 1969). We possess few data on the lichen communities of younger stands or the manner in which they develop as the forest ages. As our society grapples with the consequences of habitat loss and pressure on existing natural populations, such data are acutely needed (FEMAT 1993). This paper seeks to describe the relationship between forest age and the abundance and diversity of lichens in one region, and in doing so, to invite more rigorous assessment of the conservation needs of lichens with respect to forest management. Moveover, that documenting these patterns will facilitate research into age- related processes directly influencing lichen abundance and diversity.
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ENTITY TITLES:
1 Epiphytic Macrolichen Species in and around the Andrews METADATA DATA


RELATED DATABASES:
 Epiphyte species list of Watershed 10, Andrews Experimental Forest, 1970 to 1972 (SA010)
 Epiphytic macrolichens in relation to forest management and topography in a western Oregon watershed, 1997-1999 (SA021)


RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Neitlich, Peter N. 1993, Lichen abundance and biodiversity along a chronosequence from young managed stands to ancient forest (Pub. 1504)