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Retention Forestry to Maintain Multifunctional Forests: A World Perspective
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Retention forestry is applicable to all forest biomes, complements conservation in reserves, and represents bottom-up conservation through forest manager involvement and link retention forestry with land-zoning allocation at various scales, expanding its uses to forest restoration and the management of uneven—age forests. Expand
Effects of canopy structure on resource availability and seedling responses in a longleaf pine ecosystem
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The data suggest that increases in both light and nitrogen may be required for seedling growth increases, and propose a silvicultural approach for green tree retention that minimizes inhibition of regeneration through clumping of residuals to maximize gap size, even while holding remaining basal area constant. Expand
SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF OVERSTORY RETENTION INFLUENCES RESOURCES AND GROWTH OF LONGLEAF PINE SEEDLINGS
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This research shows that one can improve competitive environnments for regeneration by manipulating spatial distribution of residual trees without sacrificing the ecological benefits of overstory retention. Expand
Overstory mortality and canopy disturbances in longleaf pine ecosystems
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Results indicate that large openings sufficient for natural regeneration of longleaf pine develop slowly in the absence of hurricanes, and Variation in amount of mortality and size of disturbance were unrelated to soil or stand structural characteristics. Expand
Competitive responses of seedlings and understory plants in longleaf pine woodlands: separating canopy influences above and below ground
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Investigating above- and below-ground competition in a longleaf pine woodland found that retaining overstory dispersed throughout the stand but variable in density, through single-tree selection approaches, may be an alternative to gap-based approaches. Expand
Forest management for mitigation and adaptation to climate change: Insights from long-term silviculture experiments
Developing management strategies for addressing global climate change has become an increasingly important issue influencing forest management around the globe. Currently, management approaches areExpand
FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF A LOWER GULF COASTAL PLAIN LANDSCAPE: MULTIFACTOR CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS
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The hierarchical ecosystem classification provides a structural framework that mimics biological organization, by physical drivers, ensuring that information on various ecosystem components are available to assist management decisions made at the ecosystem level. Expand
The effect of spatially variable overstory on the understory light environment of an open-canopied longleaf pine forest
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The results demonstrated that aggregated canopy structure of longleaf pine forest will facilitate longleaf Pine seedling regeneration and increase the predictability of gap light index (GLI), an estimate of understory light availability. Expand
Relationships between environmental characteristics and macroinvertebrate communities in seasonal woodland ponds of Minnesota
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Overall, macroinvertebrates were remarkably unresponsive to environmental variables, and it is suggested that this lack of response occurs because most macroinVertebrates in seasonal woodland ponds are habitat generalists, which possess a durability that makes them resistant to most natural variation in habitat conditions. Expand
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