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    The early post-disturbance stage of temperate forest succession (also referred to as 'early-seral' or 'early-successional' forest) has been the subject of interest and debate. Often thought of as an ephemeral (and often disorganized) state of eventual closed-canopy systems, its direct and immediate role in conservation traditionally has been ignored except by game biologists. Conservation biologists, until recently, viewed early-seral forest as transitory or a degraded condition of mature or old-growth forest, and, not surprisingly, have studied and promoted management efforts to accelerate forest succession (Keeton and Franklin, 2005).

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    Kwit, Charles; King, David I.; Collins, Beverly; Swanson, Mark E. 2014. Conservation importance of early post-disturbance temperate forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 324: 158-159.


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