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An appraisal of the classic forest succession paradigm with the shade tolerance index

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May 10, 2014

Jean F. LienardNikolay S Strigul

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In this paper we revisit the classic theory of forest succession that relates shade tolerance and species replacement and assess its validity to understand patch-mosaic patterns of forested ecosystems of the USA. We introduce a macroscopic parameter called the "shade tolerance index" an...read more

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Conium maculatum preparation
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Eastern white pine extract
United States Department of Agriculture
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Mosaic Organism
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  • An appraisal of the classic forest succession paradigm with the shade tolerance index

    bioRxiv

    May 10, 2014

    Jean F. LienardNikolay S Strigul

    PMID: 990004994

    DOI: 10.1101/004994

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    In this paper we revisit the classic theory of forest succession that relates shade tolerance and species replacement and assess its validity to understand patch-mosaic patterns of forested ecosystems of the USA. We introduce a macroscopic parameter called the "shade tolerance index" an...read more

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    Simulation
    Conium maculatum preparation
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    Eastern white pine extract
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