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Disturbance and its effects on species diversity, composition and abundance: a test with the UMBS Burn Plots.

dc.contributor.authorGill, Danen_US
dc.contributor.authorHechlik, Taraen_US
dc.contributor.authorMenichello, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Cortneyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Burn Plotsen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:19:29Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:19:29Z
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54522
dc.description.abstractDisturbance may result in changes in species diversity. We examined two questions: 1) What is the recovery time for a forest after a major disturbance? and 2) What are the differences between a heterogeneously aged forest and a homogeneously aged forest. For both questions we determined if there would be a significant differences in tree, arthropod, and small mammal species composition, abundance, and diversity. Our data indicates that disturbance plays an important role in the composition, abundance, and diversity of tree, arthropod, and small mammal species within a habitat. This study indicates that there is greater tree diversity in heterogeneously aged stand compared to homogeneously aged stand. There also is greater tree species diversity in older stands among the burn plots. In addition, soil arthropod and small mammal abundance is greater in the homogeneously aged stand. This study has great relevance to land management strategies as human and natural induced disturbances increase because it hsows how diversity, abundance, and composition changes as a disturbed habitat ages.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationAspenen_US
dc.subject.classificationPine Woodlandsen_US
dc.subject.otherFORESTen_US
dc.subject.otherSUCCESSIONen_US
dc.subject.otherVEGETATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMPOSITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherABUNDANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherDIVERSITYen_US
dc.subject.otherMAMMALSen_US
dc.subject.otherARTHROPODSen_US
dc.subject.otherSPECIESen_US
dc.subject.otherDISTURBANCEen_US
dc.titleDisturbance and its effects on species diversity, composition and abundance: a test with the UMBS Burn Plots.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54522/1/2961.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 2961.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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