Vegetation and ecological characteristics of mixed-conifer and red fir forests at the Teakettle Experimental Forest Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/defaults/sf268645p

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • Detailed analysis of mixed-conifer and red fir forests were made from extensive, large vegetation sampling, systematically conducted throughout the Teakettle Experimental Forest. Mixed conifer is characterized by distinct patch conditions of closed-canopy tree clusters, persistent gaps and shrub thickets. This heterogeneous spatial structure provides contrasting microclimate, habitat and resource conditions probably associated with the high diversity of understory plants, fungi, and invertebrates found in ongoing studies in the Teakettle Experiment. In contrast, red fir forests are more homogeneous with continuous high canopy cover, cooler, more consistent microclimate conditions and fewer plant species. In both forests, annual fluctuations in available soil moisture resulting from El Niño influences on snow pack depth may have a significant influence on tree establishment and understory diversity. In depth descriptions of Teakettle’s mixed conifer may provide a target of historic old-growth conditions for forest management.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Issued
Citation
  • North, M., et al (2002). Vegetation and ecological characteristics of mixed-conifer and red fir forests at the Teakettle Experimental Forest [Electronic version]. General Technical Report, PSW-GTR-186, 1-52.
Rights Statement
Peer Reviewed
Language
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by David Moynihan (dmscanner@gmail.com) on 2010-08-02T18:41:00Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Vegetation and ecological characteristics.pdf: 12544977 bytes, checksum: 4e0c90445f977fc1f7b8ca13e8ac04b0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Bonnie Avery(bonnie.avery@oregonstate.edu) on 2010-08-02T19:50:50Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Vegetation and ecological characteristics.pdf: 12544977 bytes, checksum: 4e0c90445f977fc1f7b8ca13e8ac04b0 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2010-08-02T19:50:51Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Vegetation and ecological characteristics.pdf: 12544977 bytes, checksum: 4e0c90445f977fc1f7b8ca13e8ac04b0 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2002

Relationships

Parents:

This work has no parents.

Last modified

Downloadable Content

Download PDF

Items