Skip to Main Content
Ecological responses to the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens: forward and preface.Author(s): Virginia H. Dale; Frederick J. Swanson; Charles M. Crisafulli
Source: In: Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: i-xv
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
PDF: View PDF (1.50 MB)
DescriptionWhen Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, it did more than just reconfigure a large piece of Cascadian landscape. It also led to dramatic revisions in our perspectives on disturbances, secondary succession, and forestry practices. The Mount St. Helens landscape turned out to be a far more complex place than the "moonscape" that it initially appeared to be. Granted, a large area was literally scoured and sterilized, and that vast expanse of newly formed rock, mudflows, and avalanche debris up and down the mountain made the Mount St. Helens landscape unique. But I still remember my surprise when, as I stepped out of the helicopter on first landing within the extensive "devastated zone," I saw hundreds of plants pushing their way up through the mantel of tephra.
- You may send email to email@example.com to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationDale, Virginia H.; Swanson, Frederick J.; Crisafulli, Charles M. 2005. Ecological responses to the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens: forward and preface. In: Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: i-xv
- Mount St. Helens: biological responses following the 1980 eruptions — an indexed bibliography and research abstracts (1980 - 93).
- Languages of volcanic landscapes
- Making sense of Mount St. Helens
XML: View XML