Quaking aspen woodland after conifer control: Herbaceous dynamics

Quaking aspen woodland after conifer control: Herbaceous dynamics •Herbaceous response was compared between fall and spring burned aspen stands.•Native perennials comprised 60–70% of herbaceous cover in spring burned plots.•Kentucky bluegrass and exotics were >60% of total herb cover on fall burned sites.•There were 3-times as many perennial forb species in spring than fall burned plots.•Herbaceous layer resilience and resistance was reduced in fall burned aspen plots. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Quaking aspen woodland after conifer control: Herbaceous dynamics

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.032
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Abstract

•Herbaceous response was compared between fall and spring burned aspen stands.•Native perennials comprised 60–70% of herbaceous cover in spring burned plots.•Kentucky bluegrass and exotics were >60% of total herb cover on fall burned sites.•There were 3-times as many perennial forb species in spring than fall burned plots.•Herbaceous layer resilience and resistance was reduced in fall burned aspen plots.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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