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Selection criteria for forested natural areas in New England, USAAuthor(s): William B. Leak; Mariko Yamasaki; Marie-Louise Smith; David T. Funk
Source: Natual Areas Journal. 14(4): 300-305.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe selection of forested natural areas for research and educational purposes is discussed. Five factors are important: sufficient size; representation of typical communities and sites; documented disturbance histories; acceptable current condition in terms of age, tree size, and successional stage; and administrative feasibility.
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CitationLeak, William B.; Yamasaki, Mariko; Smith, Marie-Louise; Funk, David T. 1994. Selection criteria for forested natural areas in New England, USA. Natual Areas Journal. 14(4): 300-305.
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