Spatially random mortality in old-growth red pine forests of northern Minnesota
Abstract:Characterizing the spatial distribution of tree mortality is critical to understanding forest dynamics, but empirical studies on these patterns under old-growth conditions are rare. This rarity is due in part to low mortality rates in old-growth forests, the study of which necessitates long observation periods, and the confounding influence of tree in-growth during such time spans. Here, we studied mortality of red pine (
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 12, 2012
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