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Vegetation and ecological characteristics of mixed-conifer and Red Fir forests at the Teakettle Experimental Forest

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dc.creator North, Malcolm
dc.creator Oakley, Brian
dc.creator Chen, Jiquan
dc.creator Erickson, Heather
dc.creator Gray, Andrew
dc.creator Izzo, Antonio
dc.creator Johnson, Dale
dc.creator Ma, Siyan
dc.creator Marra, Jim
dc.creator Meyer, Marc
dc.creator Purcell, Kathryn
dc.creator Rambo, Tom
dc.creator Rizzo, Dave
dc.creator Roath, Brent
dc.creator Schowalter, Tim
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-10T22:24:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-10T22:24:14Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier PSW-GTR-186 en
dc.identifier.citation North, Malcolm; Oakley, Brian; Chen, Jiquan; Erickson, Heather; Gray, Andrew; Izzo, Antonio; Johnson, Dale; Ma, Siyan; Marra, Jim; Meyer, Marc; Purcell, Kathryn; Rambo, Tom; Rizzo, Dave; Roath, Brent; Schowalter, Tim. 2002. Vegetation and Ecological Characteristics of Mixed-Conifer and Red Fir Forests at the Teakettle Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-186. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 52 p. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/17510
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pacific Southwest Research Station en
dc.relation.ispartofseries USDA Forest Service General Technical Report en
dc.relation.ispartofseries PSW-GTR-186 (2002) en
dc.title Vegetation and ecological characteristics of mixed-conifer and Red Fir forests at the Teakettle Experimental Forest en
dc.type Other en
dc.description.peerreview yes en

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