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Species variability in growth response to light across climatic regions in northwestern British Columbia
TLDR
Successional dynamics in these forests appear to be more strongly governed by interspecific variation in sapling survival than growth, with a striking degree of overlap in the light response curves for the component species in virtually all of the climatic regions.
The hare, the tortoise and the crocodile: the ecology of angiosperm dominance, conifer persistence and fern filtering
TLDR
It is suggested that tall ferns and deep shade are responsible for a restriction of regeneration opportunities in relatively productive forests in New Zealand, diminishing the opportunities for conifers to escape the competitive effects of fast-growing angiosperms.
A greater range of shade‐tolerance niches in nutrient‐rich forests: an explanation for positive richness–productivity relationships?
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The hypothesis is that a wider range of growth rates and shade tolerances are found on nutrientrich soils, because such soils not only support fast-growing species with high metabolic rates, but also species capable of tolerating the very deep shade cast by forest canopies growing where nutrients are plentiful.
Regeneration from seed of six tree species in the interior cedar-hemlock forests of British Columbia as affected by substrate and canopy gap position
TLDR
To predict regeneration success in these forests, for either silvicultural purposes or to permit a better understanding of community dynamics and succession, it is important to consider the influence of position inside and outside of gaps and the nature of the seedbed substrate.
New Zealand's forest and shrubland communities: a quantitative classification based on a nationally representative plot network.
Question: What are the composition, structure and extent of contemporary, common woody vegetation communities in New Zealand? How do the woody plant communities we describe, based on representative
Effects of suppression and release on sapling growth for 11 tree species of northern, interior British Columbia
TLDR
The most shade-tolerant species generally did not show either a decline in growth over time during suppression or a gradual increase in growth at a given light level over time overTime during release, while the least Shade-toleranceant species exhibited significant declines in growth rate during suppression.
Gap disturbances in northern old-growth forests of British Columbia, Canada
Abstract We characterized the abundance, size and spatial patterning of canopy gaps, as well as gap-forming processes and light availability in boreal, sub-boreal, northern temperate and subalpine
Species richness of ectomycorrhizal fungi in cutblocks of different sizes in the Interior Cedar-Hemlock forests of northwestern British Columbia: sporocarps and ectomycorrhizae
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Ectomycorrhizal richness on seedlings decreased slightly at increasing distances from the edge of the intact forest, and the maximum richness was found at 7 m or less from the forest edge for seedlings 2 years after outplanting.
Deadwood in New Zealand's indigenous forests
Neighbourhood analyses of tree seed predation by introduced rodents in a New Zealand temperate rainforest
TLDR
Neighbourhood models are used to examine variation in rodent predation on seeds of 4 tree species of the temperate rainforests of New Zealand as a function of spatial variation in local canopy composition and spatial and temporal variation in mouse activity.
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