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Forest Floor Characteristics in Southwestern WisconsinAuthor(s): M. Dean Knighton
Source: Research Note NC-102. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPercent slope, aspect, topographic position, and crown closure were found to have no significant influence on forest floor depth in southwestern Wisconsin. However, a significant decrease in forest floor depth and an increase in soil compaction were found on currently grazed slopes. Yet when grazing is stopped recovery is apperently quick with no permanent damage.
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CitationKnighton, M. Dean. 1970. Forest Floor Characteristics in Southwestern Wisconsin. Research Note NC-102. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsforest floor, percent slope, aspect, compaction
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