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.