Aspen ecosystem properties in the Upper Great Lakes.
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Research Paper NC-300. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Describes four ecosystems in Minnesota and Michigan comprised of mature aspen stands on a range of soils from sandy to clay. The ecosystems are part of a long-term study of the effects of harvesting and species conversion on ecosystem properties. Presents data on geology, weather, soils, vegetation, litterfall, nitrogen dynamics, insects, disease, and wildlife.
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides quaking aspen soil properties biomass litterfall synecological values long-term productivity insects disease wildlife
Alban, David H.; Perala, Donald A.; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Ostry, Michael E.; Probst, John R. 1991. Aspen ecosystem properties in the Upper Great Lakes. Research Paper NC-300. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station https://doi.org/10.2737/NC-RP-300.