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Harvesting influences functional identity and diversity over time in forests of the northeastern U.S.A.

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Curzon, M.T., D'Amato, A.W., Fraver, S., Palik, B.J., Bottero, A., Foster, J.R., Gleason, K.E., 2017, Harvesting influences functional identity and diversity over time in forests of the northeastern U.S.A.; Forest Ecology and Management, v. 400, p. 93-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.05.056.

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Concern over global environmental change and associated uncertainty has given rise to greater emphasis on fostering resilience through forest management. We examined the impact of standard silvicultural systems (including clearcutting, shelterwood, and selection) compared with unharvested controls on tree functional identity and functional diversity in three forest types distributed across the northeastern United States. Sites included the Argonne, Bartlett, and Penobscot Experimental Forests located in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Maine, respectively. We quantified functional trait means for leaf mass per area, specific gravity, maximum height, height achieved at 20 years, seed mass, drought tolerance, shade tolerance, and flood [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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