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Ecosystem profile: the northern xeric (pine) forest.

dc.contributor.authorWard, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:44:08Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:44:08Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54699
dc.description.abstractThe landscape has been a dynamic factor shaping the economic, cultural and natural history of northern lower Michigan. the legacy of glaciation, natural disturbance and climate has created a diverse andunique region in which forests play a major role. The Great Lakes region, composed of the northern parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and adjacent Ontario, is part of a major ecoregion that extends from the western Great Lakes along the St Lawrence River to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Laurentian Mixed Forest, a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest, is the dominant forest for this region. The forest throughout the region is a complex network of varied forest types. In northern lower Michigan, the northern xeric (pine) forest is abundant. ""The Great Lakes pine forest reached its best expression in the northern half of the lower peninsula of Michigan"" (Whitney 1986: 1548). The dominance of pine in pine forests of northern lower Michigan has been contributed to physiographic conditions, substrate, and disturbance history. In recognition of our relative ignorance of ecological processes and relationships in forest ecosystems and knowing the consequences of historical forestry practices, it is important to gain a comprehensive understanding of forest ecosystems to guide current and future forest management practices.en_US
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dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationPine Woodlandsen_US
dc.subject.otherFORESTen_US
dc.subject.otherVEGETATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherSUCCESSIONen_US
dc.subject.otherFIREen_US
dc.subject.otherDISTURBANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherGLACIALen_US
dc.subject.otherHISTORYen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMMUNITIESen_US
dc.subject.otherPINUSen_US
dc.titleEcosystem profile: the northern xeric (pine) forest.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/2027.42/54699/1/3140.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3140.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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