Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes: Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)

  • Publish Date: 2008-02-21
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Lee E. Frelich
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Lee Frelich provides a major contribution to the study of temperate-zone forest dynamics by considering three important themes: the combined influence of wind, fire, and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests; the interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to form mosiacs; and the significance of temporal and spatial scale with regard to the overall impact of disturbances. These themes are explored via case studies from the forests in the Lake States of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, where the presence of large primary forest remnants provides a unique opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine, and hardwood-hemlock forests.