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- Bush, Janis K., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecosphere 2018 v.9 no.4 pp. e02204
- Adelges tsugae; Castanea dentata; Cryphonectria parasitica; Rhododendron maximum; Tsuga canadensis; biotic factors; buried seeds; carbon; carbon nitrogen ratio; cations; correlation; deciduous forests; forest communities; hardwood forests; mineral soils; mortality; nitrogen; nutrient availability; organic soils; pathogens; pests; phosphorus; principal component analysis; riparian forests; shrubs; soil nutrients; soil pH; soil water; species diversity; understory; woody plants
- ... Southern Appalachian riparian forests have undergone changes in composition and function from invasive pathogens and pests. Castanea dentata mortality in the 1930s from chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) and Tsuga canadensis mortality in the 2000s from the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) have led to the expansion and increased growth of Rhododendron maximum, an evergreen subcanopy ...
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