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Natural revegetation of abandoned crop land in the ponderosa pine zone of the Pike’s Peak region in ColoradoAuthor(s): W. M. Johnson
Source: Ecology. 26(4): 363-374.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionCultivation in the ponderosa pine zone of Colorado has, in many instances, been unprofitable because of the uncertainty of crops and eventual loss of soil fertility. Consequently, many areas have been abandoned, and natural revegetation has resulted in the presence of all stages of the secondary succession, from the initial invasion to almost complete return to the original subclimax grassland community.
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CitationJohnson, W. M. 1945. Natural revegetation of abandoned crop land in the ponderosa pine zone of the Pike’s Peak region in Colorado. Ecology. 26(4): 363-374.
Keywordsrevegetation, abandoned crop land, succession, invasion, land management
- Fire ecology of ponderosa pine and the rebuilding of fire-resilient ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ecology of southwestern ponderosa pine forests
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