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Patterns and predictors of plant diversity and compositional change in a restored Michigan tallgrass prairie

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J. L. Heslinga, 2007, Patterns and predictors of plant diversity and compositional change in a restored Michigan tallgrass prairie: Master of Science Thesis, Natural Resources and Environment (Terrestrial Ecosystems) University of Michigan, December, 2008.

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Conclusions:Over time, native species richness increased slightly, but dropped dramatically after several years of burning. Year-to-year change in community composition was found to be affected by time since fire and fluctuations in growing season temperature and rainfall. Examining successional trajectory showed that the restoration has been most successful at reducing exotic species and increasing species heterogeneity, but has largely failed to increase native species richness at the level of remnant prairies, largely due to interspecies resource competition.Thresholds/Learnings:

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J. L. Heslinga

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  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Landscape Patterns Catalog

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journalMaster of Science Thesis, Natural Resources and Environment (Terrestrial Ecosystems) University of Michigan, December, 2008
citationTypeMasters Thesis

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