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Disturbance impacts on understory plant communities of the Colorado Front RangeAuthor(s): Paula J. Fornwalt
Source: Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 195 p. Dissertation.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionPinus ponderosa - Pseudotsuga menziesii (ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir) forests of the Colorado Front Range have experienced a range of disturbances since they were settled by European-Americans approximately 150 years ago, including settlement-era logging and domestic grazing, and more recently, wildfire. In this dissertation, I explored the impacts of these disturbances on understory plant communities.
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CitationFornwalt, Paula J. 2009. Disturbance impacts on understory plant communities of the Colorado Front Range. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University. 195 p. Dissertation.
Keywordsunderstory, ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Colorado Front Range
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