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- Mallik, Azim U., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Journal of applied ecology 2012 v.49 no.1 pp. 192-201
- biodiversity; boreal forests; canopy; clearcutting; edge effects; forest management; grasses; harvesting; herbs; microclimate; riparian buffers; shrubs; streams; trees; understory; wildfires; Canada
- ... 1.âClearcutting and wildfire are the two major edgeâcreating disturbances in boreal forests. While clearcutting retains at least a 30âm buffer, wildfires burn close to streams killing most of the trees and potentially creating a different edge structure. Different edge structures are likely to support different plant assemblages. The riparian buffer and fire edge structures and their effects ...
- Mallik, Azim U., et al. Show all 14 Authors
- The journal of ecology 2015 v.103 no.3 pp. 550-562
- boreal forests; edge effects; trees; Bryopsida; non-vascular plants; deciduous forests; lakes; dead wood; ecosystems; tropical forests; biodiversity; understory; wetlands; logging; canopy; landscapes; meta-analysis; ground vegetation; stand basal area; Alberta; Sweden; Scandinavia; Finland; Ontario; Quebec
- ... Although anthropogenic edges are an important consequence of timber harvesting, edges due to natural disturbances or landscape heterogeneity are also common. Forest edges have been well studied in temperate and tropical forests, but less so in less productive, disturbance‐adapted boreal forests. We synthesized data on forest vegetation at edges of boreal forests and compared edge influence among e ...