Effects of partial harvesting on species and structural diversity in aspen-dominated boreal mixedwood stands

Effects of partial harvesting on species and structural diversity in aspen-dominated boreal... •Relative to uncut, clearcut reduced tree species and structural diversity.•40% partial cut did not change tree species or structural diversity.•Greater insect-induced post-harvest aspen mortality in the partial cut.•Partial cut and insect outbreak combined reduced vertical heterogeneity.•Partial cut and insect outbreak combined increased horizontal heterogeneity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Effects of partial harvesting on species and structural diversity in aspen-dominated boreal mixedwood stands

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.12.003
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Abstract

•Relative to uncut, clearcut reduced tree species and structural diversity.•40% partial cut did not change tree species or structural diversity.•Greater insect-induced post-harvest aspen mortality in the partial cut.•Partial cut and insect outbreak combined reduced vertical heterogeneity.•Partial cut and insect outbreak combined increased horizontal heterogeneity.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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