Interactions between tree and herb layers vegetation along a gradient of tree composition in Hyrcanian forests

Interactions between tree and herb layers vegetation along a gradient of tree composition in... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 483–486. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2015. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Interactions Between Tree and Herb Layers Vegetation Along a Gradient of Tree Composition in Hyrcanian Forests a a a b Behzad Bakhshandeh Navroud , Kambiz Abrari Vajari , Babak Pilehvar , and Yahyah Kooch Forestry Dep. Agriculture Faculty, Lorestan University, Iran Department of Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran email:, Received December 23, 2014 Keywords: Biodiversity, herband tree layer, beech, mixed deciduous stand, Hyrcanian forests DOI: 10.1134/S1067413615050148 INTRODUCTION essential to identify understory plant can also be used to conserve plant biodiversity, to promote the reproduction The interactions between forest upperstory and of useful tree species, and in general, to ensure endurance understory plants help us to predict the variations in of the different tasks of the ecosystem (Yu and Sun, richness and distribution of understory plants via pro 2013). In this research, we are to examine the interac cesses of succession and in forestry (McKenzie et al., tions between overstory and understory plants and also 2000). Barbier et al. (2008) stated that forest trees spe some ecological variables along an overstory richness gra Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Interactions between tree and herb layers vegetation along a gradient of tree composition in Hyrcanian forests

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