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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 LienardNikolay 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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Eastern white pine extract
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An appraisal of the classic forest succession paradigm with the shade tolerance index

bioRxiv

May 10, 2014

Jean LienardNikolay Strigul

PMID: 990004994

DOI: 10.1101/004994

Abstract

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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Basal
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North
Hemlock
Mosaic Organism
Eastern white pine extract
Patterns
Simulation
Paradigm
White pine extract
1

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