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- Dovciak, M.; Frelich, L.E.; Reich, P.B.
- Journal of ecology 2001 v.89 no.2 pp. 280-291
- height; plant characteristics; Pinus strobus; boreal forests; diameter; tree age; stand characteristics; seedlings; plant competition; mortality; natural regeneration; recruitment; seed trees; Minnesota
- ... 1. White pines (Pinus strobus) in a c. 1 ha near-boreal aspen-red maple stand in the western Great Lakes region, USA, were allocated to five size-classes that were tested for discordance of their spatial patterns (i.e. within-size-class spatial distribution of individuals and spatial associations among different size-classes). The size-classes were 0.5-1 m tall, 1-2 m tall, 2-4 m tall, > 4 m tall ...
- Peltzer, D.A.
- Journal of ecology 2001 v.89 no.2 pp. 176-185
- Elaeagnus commutata; plant competition; soil biology; mortality; forest soils; prairie soils; plant communities; Saskatchewan
- ... 1. The distribution of different plant growth-forms may be caused by interactions among plants. Previous studies show that prairie and forest vegetation have different competitive effects and also influence both resource availability and soil community structure. 2. I used a field experiment to distinguish between short-term competitive effects and the long-term effects of vegetation on soils. Soi ...