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The effects of population growth on timber management and inventories in VirginiaAuthor(s): David N. Wear; Rei Liu; J. Michael Foreman; Raymond M. Sheffield
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 118: 107-115.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionExpanding human populations may have important effects on the availability of timber from private lands in the South. To examine the effects of development on timber supply, the authors compared the density of populations and various site variables with expert opinions on the future location of commercial timberland for a study site in Virginia. Population density is a significant predictor of commercial timberland and resulting probability equations provide a method for adjusting timber inventories. Findings indicate that the transition between rural and urban land use occurs where population density is between 20 and 70 people per square mile. Population effects reduce commercial inventories between 30 and 49 percent in the study area
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CitationWear, David N.; Liu, Rei; Foreman, J. Michael; Sheffield, Raymond M. 1999. The effects of population growth on timber management and inventories in Virginia. Forest Ecology and Management. 118: 107-115.
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