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Title: Landscape variation of seasonal pool plant communities in forests of northern Minnesota, USA
Author: Palik, Brian; Streblow, Dwight; Egeland, Leanne; Buech, Richard
Publication: Wetlands. 27(1): 12-23.
Key Words: seasonal ponds, vernal pools, wetland plants
Abstract: Seasonal forest pools are abundant in the northern Great Lakes forest landscape, but the range of variation in their plant communities and the relationship of this variation to multi-scale landscape features remains poorly quantified. We examined seasonal pools in forests of northern Minnesota USA with the objective of quantifying the range of variation in plant communities within and among different geomorphic and forest settings. Abundances of plant functional groups were highly variable among pools, ranging from those having abundant upland trees, sedges, and perennial forbs to those having abundant wetland sedges, grasses, and forbs.
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