FOR200H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Populus Tremuloides, Jack Pine, Forest Dynamics

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15 Aug 2016
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Despite drastic differences among forest types, ecological processes shaping forest in. Predicting forest dynamics following timber harvesting are based on ecological principals. Understand which species are associated with different stages of stand development: biodiversity conservation. Long-term forest dynamics (carbon sequestration, forest change in response to global change) Forest regions: large areas of land designated by climate (temperature and precipitation). Forest structure: the vertical and horizontal distribution of vegetation/ trees in a. Vertical forest structure: description/quantification of layers that exist from forest. Horizontal forest structure: description / quantification of patchiness of a forest stand floor up to the top of the forest canopy. Understorey, mid-storey, canopy, canopy emergents stand. forest (what a forest does in terms of carbon/ water/ nutrient cycling, habitat provisioning). Ex: nutrient cycle models community of plants or other organisms by others, in sequence through time. Each sequence of communities being termed seral stage in succession, one after the other.

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