Demographics and disturbance history of a boreal old-growth Picea abies forest
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Journal of Vegetation Science. 19: 789-798.
To what extent do tree growth, mortality, and long-term disturbance patterns affect stand structure and composition of an old-growth Picea abies forest? We linked data from three 50 m x 50 m permanent plots established in 1986 with dendrochronology data to evaluate tree growth and mortality over an 18-year period and to describe a several-hundred-year disturbance history for this forest type.
Keywordsdendrochronology; late-successional forest; mortality; permanent plot; rotated sigmoid diameter distribution; wood-decay fungi; woody debris
Fraver, Shawn; Jonsson, Bengt Gunnar; Jönsson, Mari; Esseen, Per-Anders. 2008. Demographics and disturbance history of a boreal old-growth Picea abies forest. Journal of Vegetation Science. 19: 789-798.