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Vegetation dynamics at two western New York forests Public Deposited

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  • Since the early 1900s, widespread agricultural abandonment has occurred in western New York leading to a general increase in forested areas through old-field succession. Even-aged stands typically follow these large-scale disturbances, resulting in a pattern of development with identifiable stages (Oliver 1980). At each stage, changes in vegetation dynamics encourage or inhibit the growth and ultimate success of various species, leading to changes in spatial structure and composition. The purpose of this study is to understand vegetation dynamics at two northern hardwood forest areas by describing composition and structure. A ratio of understory to overstory tree densities and composition is used to indicate current successional stages and possible future outcomes.
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