Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Laura S. Kenefic; Ralph D. Nyland
    Date: 2000
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-714. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 4 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (350.33 KB)

    Description

    Habitat characteristics were quantified in an empirically balanced uneven-aged northern hardwood stand in central New York. Canopy structure, wildlife trees, downed woody material, low cover, and richness and abundance of understory vegetation were assessed. High vertical structural diversity and low horizontal patchiness were associated with the single-tree selection system. Downed logs and wildlife trees were spatially well distributed, and cavities at a range of heights and sizes were documented. Application of a selection cutting decreased total canopy closure, but maintained high vertical structural diversity and an even distribution of foliage among canopy strata. Cutting reduced the number of wildlife trees, but increased low cover, shade-intolerant understory vegetation, and the abundance and complexity of downed woody material. This study provides quantifiable evidence of the diversity of habitat characteristics associated with a balanced stand structure and uniform spatial arrangement of different sized trees in uneven-aged northern hardwood stands.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • 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.

    Citation

    Kenefic, Laura S.; Nyland, Ralph D. 2000. Habitat diversity in uneven-aged northern hardwood stands: a case study. Res. Pap. NE-714. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 4 p.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    downed wood, canopy structure, understory vegetation

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page