FOR200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Primary Succession, Betula Alleghaniensis, Shade Tolerance

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15 Oct 2015
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Despite drastic differences among forest types, ecological processes shaping forests in. Predicting forest dynamics following timber harvesting are based on ecological principals. Conceptual paradigm of forest management/silviculture in canada : natural disturbance emulation. Understand which species are associated with different stages of stand development: biodiverstiy conservation. Long term forest dynamics predictions (carbon sequestration, forest change in response global change) to. Large areas of land designated by climate (temperature and precipitation) Community of trees that is relatively uniform in terms of composition, age and structure. Arises due to small scale variation in microclimate (eg. soil conditions, slope, local light respiration. The gradual replacement of one community of plants or other organisms by others, in. Each sequence of communities being termed seral stage. One of the earliest ecological concepts pertaining to plant communities only. Forest succession also means changes in other groups of organisms through time. Animal types change depending on how old and what stage the forest is in levels)

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