Temporal Change and Disturbance in a Mixed Hardwood Forest in Blood Mountain Wilderness Area

Scott Markwith

Abstract


The objectives of the current analysis are to examine potential successional trajectories in a second growth southern Appalachian mixed-hardwood forest, with particular focus on the influence of lowintensity disturbances, such as surface wildfire and gap creation, on the differential success of individual species in the vertical forest strata.


Keywords


Forests and forestry; Hardwoods; Forest fires; Forest management; Reforestation; Sustainable forestry; Pine; Trees; Understory plants; Forest canopies; Appalachian Region, Southern; White oak

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