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Questions: Does the increase in disturbance associated with removing harvest residues negatively impact biodiversity and resilience in aspen-dominated forest ecosystems? How do responses of functional diversity measures relate to community recovery and standing biomass? Location: Aspen (Populus…
Author(s): Miranda T. Curzon, Anthony W. D'Amato, Brian J. Palik
Keywords: Aspen, Biodiversity, Bioenergy harvest, Community composition, Disturbance, Functional diversity, Populus tremuloides, Recovery, Resilience
Source: Applied Vegetation Science
Year: 2016
Recent emphasis on increasing structural complexity and species diversity reflective of natural ecosystems through the use of retention harvesting approaches is coinciding with increased demand for forest-derived bioenergy feedstocks, largely sourced through the removal of harvest residues…
Author(s): Miranda T. Curzon, Anthony W. D’Amato, Brian J. Palik
Keywords: Populus tremuloides, Quaking aspen, Aggregated retention, Variable retention harvest, Bioenergy harvest
Source: New Forests
Year: 2017