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Publication Title:   Forest succession and stand development research in the Northwest. Proceedings of the symposium (part of the Northwest Scientific Association annual meetings)

Year:  1982     Status:  Published     Publication Type:  Edited Conference Proceedings

H. J. Andrews Publication Number:  1919

Citation:  Means, Joseph E., ed. 1982. Forest succession and stand development research in the Northwest. Proceedings of the symposium (part of the Northwest Scientific Association annual meetings); 1981 March 26 ; Corvallis, OR. Corvallis, OR: Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University: 170 p.

Online PDF:  http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub1919.pdf

Abstract:  They are powerfully influenced by the extent, severity and kind of damage inflicted by the lethalagencies that create vacant growing space. Subse-quent development includes both relays of discretelydifferent stages and complex changes among speciesinitially present. The vegetation of any localityconsists of a repertory of species collectivelyadapted to colonize any kind of vacant, availablegrowing space that might come into existence bynatural, lethal disturbance. Subsequent developmentsare controlled mainly by the adaptations of individualspecies, especially their regimes of height growth andshade tolerance. Many different patterns are possi-ble. It is better to invent additional patterns thanto warp those observed to fit preconceived ones. KEYWORDS--Forest stand classification, succession,forest regeneration, disturbance effects.

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Theme
Age structure
Community dynamics
Ecosystem modeling
Forest age
Forest dynamics
Forest ecosystems
Forest management
Forest pests
Forest regeneration
Forest structure
Pest management
Regeneration
Slash/broadcast burning
Succession

Place
Pacific Northwest