Forest succession: a study of biotic and abiotic factors in the UMBS burn plots.

Show simple item record Correia, Susana en_US Dooskin, Nicole en_US Freedman, Zack en_US Varda, Dan en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Burn Plots en_US 2007-06-14T22:17:32Z 2007-06-14T22:17:32Z 1994 en_US
dc.description.abstract Secondary forest succession was assessed in the 1911, 1936, 1954 and 1980 UMBS burn plots. Effects on forest succession with respect to abiotic factors and the presence of Cladina rangiferina were considered. A 20m x 20m plot was set up in each year and all woody plants were classified as either overstory, understory, or groundcover. Abiotic measurements for light, soil temperature, organic carbon, soil moisture, soil nutrients and pH were taken at each plot corner. Five transects were run, and eight, meter square plots were sampled along each transect for the percentage of Cladina. The 1980 plot had no overstory species and was dominated in the understory by bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata). Aspen declined in the next three plots as white pine (Pinus strobus), red oak (Quercus rubra) and red maple (Acer rubrum) increased. Succession towards these species suggests a move towards a pine-Northern hardwood community. Some abiotic measurements supported our succession theory while others did not. Cladina appeared insignificant with respect to forest succession yet, older trees may facilitate the establishment of seedlings by shading out Cladina. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other FOREST en_US
dc.subject.other SUCCESSION en_US
dc.subject.other TREES en_US
dc.subject.other CLADINA en_US
dc.subject.other SECONDARY en_US
dc.subject.other HABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other POPULUS en_US
dc.subject.other ACER en_US
dc.subject.other QUERCUS en_US
dc.subject.other VEGETATION en_US
dc.subject.other COMPOSITION en_US
dc.subject.other ESTABLISHMENT en_US
dc.subject.other GROWTH en_US
dc.title Forest succession: a study of biotic and abiotic factors in the UMBS burn plots. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.description.filedescription Description of 2946.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station. en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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