Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole pine forests

Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole... •We examined how salvage logging beetle-affected stands influenced understory plants.•Logging increased total richness by increasing graminoid and forb richness.•Logging decreased total plant cover by decreasing shrub cover.•Exotic richness more than doubled after logging, but values were low even in logged stands. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole pine forests

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.056
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Abstract

•We examined how salvage logging beetle-affected stands influenced understory plants.•Logging increased total richness by increasing graminoid and forb richness.•Logging decreased total plant cover by decreasing shrub cover.•Exotic richness more than doubled after logging, but values were low even in logged stands.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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