The LANDIS model simulates ecological dynamics, including forest succession, disturbance, seed dispersal and establishment, fire and wind disturbance, and their interactions. We describe the addition to LANDIS of capabilities to simulate forest vegetation management, including harvest. Stands (…
Keywords: LANDIS, ecological dynamics, forest succession, Missouri Ozark Mountains, timber harvesting
Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Vol. 30 no. 1.:p. 32-43. (2000)
Public forests are surrounded by land over which agency managers have no control, and whose owners expect the public forest to be a "good neighbor." Fire risk abatement on multi-owner landscapes containing flammable but fire-dependent ecosystems epitomizes the complexities of managing public lands…
Keywords: LANDIS, fire regime, forest management, rural development, wildland-urban interface, forest succession, simulation modeling, fire risk mitigation
Source: Ecosystems. 12: 445-461.
The distribution of organic matter within a floodplain is a controlling factor affecting water quality, habitat, and food webs. Accordingly, developn~ent of vegetation in the riparian zone can be expected to influence ecosystem functions, and organic matter storage patterns are believed to be…
Keywords: Carbon, disturbance, forest succession, riparian, wetland restoration
Source: Ecological Engineering 15: S157-S170
On the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA, large areas of floodplain swamp forest of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) and water tupelo (Nyssa aquatica) were destroyed by the cumulative impacts of cooling-water discharges over a 35-year period of nuclear reactor operations. In one floodplain…
Keywords: Deepwater swamp, forest disturbance, forest succession, Nyssa aquatica, Taxodium distichum, wetlands restoration
Source: Wetlands 17(4): 476-484
We introduce LANDIS-II, a landscape model designed to simulate forest succession and disturbances. LANDIS-II builds upon and preserves the functionality of previous LANDIS forest landscape simulation models. LANDIS-II is distinguished by the inclusion of variable time steps for different ecological…
Keywords: LANDIS-II, forest landscape simulation model, forest succession, disturbance, simulation model design, simulation model architecture, Manitoba
Source: Ecological Modelling. 201: 409?419.
Knowledge of the community structure of ectomycorrhizal fungi among successional forest age-classes is critical for conserving fungal species diversity. Hypogeous and epigeous sporocarps were collected from three replicate stands in each of three forest age-classes (young, rotation-age, and old-…
Keywords: ectomycorrhizal fungi, sporocarp production, forest succession, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Tsuga heterophylla zone, biodiversity
Source: Canadian Journal of Botany. 80: 186-204
Long-term qualitative observations suggest a marked decline in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) primarily due to advancing succession and fire suppression. This study presents an ecoregional coarse-grid analysis of the current aspen situation using Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) data from…
Keywords: aspen, ecosystems, forest health, forest succession, forest disturbance, populus tremuloides
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. Vol. 155, no. 1-3, pp. 223-236.
Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) stands are in decline throughout the Interior Western United States because of fire suppression, overbrowsing by domestic livestock and native ungulates, and forest succession. We measured summertime soil temperatures in stable aspen, decadent aspen, and…
Keywords: forest succession, grazing, Populus tremuloides Michx, erosion, forest health
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-27. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 24 p.
Provides information on fire as an ecological factor in forest habitat types, and in pinyon-juniper woodland and oak-maple brushland communities occurring in Utah. Identifies Fire Groups based on fire's role in forest succession. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire…
Keywords: forest ecology, forest fire, fire management, forest fuels, forest succession, fire effects
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-287. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 128 p.
This paper synthesizes information on the development of natural pure red alder stands and dynamics of mixed alder-conifer stands. Early research on red alder growth and yield focused on developing stand volume and normal yield. tables for alder in the Pacific Northwest. Recent site-index…
Keywords: Alnus rubra, red alder, stand development, stand dynamics, mixed alder-conifer stands, forest succession
Source: In: Red Alder--a state of knowledge, p. 45-54