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A Comparison of Forest Floors from Plantations of the Same Age and Environment

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The forest floor, comprising the organic accumulation on the surface of the mineral soil, in addition to being a form of ecological reaction, has considerable importance in the development of the soil profile and in such matters as fertility, infiltration, surface runoff and erosion. Where forest vegetation is being used for the protection of eroding soil, the effectiveness of different species in contributing to the net accumulation of forest floor may be a consideration in the choice of species.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: University of California

Publication date: 1940-09-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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