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Impact of diseases and other disturbances on non-timber forest resources: A case study involving small mammalsAuthor(s): John. E. Lundquist; James. P. Jr. Ward
Source: In: Lundquist, J.E.; Hamelin, R.C., eds. 2004. From molecules to ecosystems - Forest pathology in the era of genes and landscapes. St. Paul , MN: American Phytopathological Society Press. p. 105-112
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DescriptionPart of the diversity of a forest is the variety of agents that can kill trees. These agents differ in the nature, magnitude, and patterns of their impacts on forest resources. Diseases, insect pests, and other small-scale disturbances are commonly assessed on the basis of their impacts on timber production. Tree mortality usually means reduced volume of living stems. Consequently, forest pathologists and entomologists have traditionally maintained a negative view of these disturbances.
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CitationLundquist, John. E.; Ward, James. P. Jr. 2004. Impact of diseases and other disturbances on non-timber forest resources: A case study involving small mammals. In: Lundquist, J.E.; Hamelin, R.C., eds. 2004. From molecules to ecosystems - Forest pathology in the era of genes and landscapes. St. Paul , MN: American Phytopathological Society Press. p. 105-112
Keywordsnon-timber forest resources, diseases, insect pests, small-scale disturbances, tree mortality
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