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Ecology of Coarse Woody Debris in Temperate Ecosystems
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the rates at which Coarse Woody Debris (CWD) is added and removed from ecosystems, the biomass found in streams and forests, and many functions that CWD serves.Expand
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Road Ecology: Science and Solutions
Road ecology is defined as using the science of ecology and landscape ecology to examine, understand, and address the interactions of roads and vehicles with their surrounding environment. This bookExpand
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Climate Change and Forest Disturbances
tudies of the effects of climate change on forestshave focused on the ability of species to tolerate tem-perature and moisture changes and to disperse,but they haveignored the effects of disturbancesExpand
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OVERVIEW OF THE USE OF NATURAL VARIABILITY CONCEPTS IN MANAGING ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
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We review the use and limitations of natural variability concepts for managing ecological systems and landscapes and discuss key research issues and questions. Expand
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EFFECTS OF LARGE ORGANIC MATERIAL ON CHANNEL FORM AND FLUVIAL PROCESSES
\ SUMMARY Stream channel development in forested areas is profoundly influenced by large organic debris (logs, limbs and rootwads greater than 10 cm in diameter) in the channels. In low gradientExpand
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An Ecosystem Perspective of Riparian ZonesFocus on links between land and water
R iparian zones are the interfaces between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. As ecotones, they encompass sharp gradients of environmental factors, ecological processes, and plant communities.Expand
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The forgotten stage of forest succession: early-successional ecosystems on forest sites
Early-successional forest ecosystems that develop after stand-replacing or partial disturbances are diverse in species, processes, and structure. Post-disturbance ecosystems are also often rich inExpand
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Pattern and origin of stepped-bed morphology in high-gradient streams, Western Cascades, Oregon
A general hierarchical framework for viewing stepped-bed morphology in high-gradient channels is presented. We emphasize channel units—bed features that are one or more channel widths in length—as aExpand
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The Importance of Land-Use Legacies to Ecology and Conservation
Abstract Recognition of the importance of land-use history and its legacies in most ecological systems has been a major factor driving the recent focus on human activity as a legitimate and essentialExpand
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