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    Author(s): David H. Alban; Donald A. Perala; Martin F. Jurgensen; Michael E. OstryJohn R. Probst
    Date: 1991
    Source: Research Paper NC-300. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Describes four ecosystems in Minnesota and Michigan comprised of mature aspen stands on a range of soils from sandy to clay. The ecosystems are part of a long-term study of the effects of harvesting and species conversion on ecosystem properties. Presents data on geology, weather, soils, vegetation, litterfall, nitrogen dynamics, insects, disease, and wildlife.

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    Alban, David H.; Perala, Donald A.; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Ostry, Michael E.; Probst, John R. 1991. Aspen ecosystem properties in the Upper Great Lakes. Research Paper NC-300. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

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    Keywords

    Populus tremuloides, quaking aspen, soil properties, biomass litterfall, synecological values, long-term productivity, insects, disease, wildlife

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