Floating neighborhoods reveal contribution of individual trees to high sub-stand scale heterogeneity

Floating neighborhoods reveal contribution of individual trees to high sub-stand scale heterogeneity •The floating neighborhood approach allows delineation of natural tree neighborhoods.•The floating neighborhood approach allows unbiased exploration of scaled phenomena.•Stand-level diameter distribution did not aggregate uniform sub-stand gap patches.•Structure was consistent with ingrowth beneath residuals from partial disturbance.•The diversity of small scale structures may be a suitable metric of naturalness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Floating neighborhoods reveal contribution of individual trees to high sub-stand scale heterogeneity

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2018.01.054
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Abstract

•The floating neighborhood approach allows delineation of natural tree neighborhoods.•The floating neighborhood approach allows unbiased exploration of scaled phenomena.•Stand-level diameter distribution did not aggregate uniform sub-stand gap patches.•Structure was consistent with ingrowth beneath residuals from partial disturbance.•The diversity of small scale structures may be a suitable metric of naturalness.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 15, 2018

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