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The forgotten stage of forest succession: early-successional ecosystems on forest sites

Swanson, Mark E.; Franklin, J F; Beschta, Robert L.; Crisafulli, Charles M.; DellaSala, Dominick A.; Hutto, Richard L.; Swanson, Frederick J.; Lindenmayer, David B


Early-successional forest ecosystems that develop after stand-replacing or partial disturbances are diverse in species, processes, and structure. Post-disturbance ecosystems are also often rich in biological legacies, including surviving organisms and organically derived structures, such as woody debris. These legacies and postdisturbance plant communities provide resources that attract and sustain high species diversity, including numerous early-successional obligates, such as certain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI: 10.1890/090157
Access Rights: Open Access


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