Release and suppression: forest layer responses to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)-caused ash death
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Annals of Forest Science
Emerald ash borer-caused canopy gaps alter resource availability which affects woody plant community dynamics in eastern US forests. Our findings indicate that both canopy trees and seedlings are impacted by the disturbance. Seedlings of sugar maple and introduced woody plants benefited most from ash death, perhaps because they are adapted to ephemeral resource fluctuations.
Hoven, Brian M.; Knight, Kathleen S.; Peters, Valerie E.; Gorchov, David L. 2020. Release and suppression: forest layer responses to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)-caused ash death. Annals of Forest Science. 77(1): 760-. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-019-0895-y.