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Tree canopy effects on understory species abundance in high-latitude Populus tremuloides stands, Yukon, Canada

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2011

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Strong, W., 2011, Tree canopy effects on understory species abundance in high-latitude Populus tremuloides stands, Yukon, Canada: Community Ecology, v. 12, no. 1, p. 89-98.

Summary

To determine the effect of tree canopy composition on understory species abundance, three-hundred 2 m × 2-m quadrats from 30 high-latitude boreal forest stands were sampled. In addition, all trees within a 3mradius of each quadrat center and ≥1 m tall were also measured for height, basal diameter, and canopy width ( n = 3130). Stands were 33–178 years old, with canopies of Populus tremuloides (trembling aspen) and Picea spp. (spruce) in varying proportions. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Calamagrostis purpurascens, Chamerion angustifolium, Shepherdia canadensis , and Hylocomium splendens were the most frequent understory species among quadrats. Scatterplots of P. tremuloides and individual vascular understory species cover values lacked [...]

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Strong, W.

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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1556/ComEc.12.2011.1.11

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