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Disturbances and structural development of natural forest ecosystems with silvicultural implications, using Douglas-fir forests as an example
Forest managers need a comprehensive scientific understanding of natural stand development processes when designing silvicultural systems that integrate ecological and economic objectives, includingExpand
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Lidar Remote Sensing of the Canopy Structure and Biophysical Properties of Douglas-Fir Western Hemlock Forests
21 of biomass and an LAI of 12, with 90% and like conventional microwave and optical sensors, lidar 75% of variance explained, respectively. Furthermore, we sensors directly measure the distributionExpand
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Coarse Woody Debris in Douglas-Fir Forests of Western Oregon and Washington
Amounts and structural characteristics of coarse woody debris (CWD) were examined in relation to stand age and site moisture condition in 196 Pseudotsuga menziesii stands in western Oregon andExpand
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Light regimes beneath closed canopies and tree-fall gaps in temperate and tropical forests
Light regimes beneath closed canopies and tree-fall gaps are compared for five temperate and tropical forests using fish-eye photography of intact forest canopies and a model for calculating lightExpand
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Growing‐Season Microclimatic Gradients from Clearcut Edges into Old‐Growth Douglas‐Fir Forests
Edge is an important landscape feature of fragmented forest landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Our primary objective of this study is to characterize the changes in microclimatic variablesExpand
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Plant Species Diversity in Natural and Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest
With the exception of the tropics, nowhere has the relationship between resource management and conservation of biological diversity been more controversial than in the Pacific Northwest region ofExpand
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Vegetation Responses to Edge Environments in Old-Growth Douglas-Fir Forests.
Forest edges created by dispersed-patch clear-cutting have become a conspicuous landscape feature in western North America, but the effects of edge on forest structure and function are still poorlyExpand
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Dynamics and Pattern of a Managed Coniferous Forest Landscape in Oregon
We examined the process of fragmentation in a managed forest landscape by comparing rates and patterns of disturbance (primarily clear-cutting) and regrowth between 1972 and 1988 using LandsatExpand
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Contrasting microclimates among clearcut, edge, and interior of old-growth Douglas-fir forest
Abstract Clearcut, remnant old-growth forest patch, and edge are the three primary landscape elements in northwestern North America. Microclimatic information on this forest landscape is needed forExpand
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CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY IN MANAGED FORESTS : LESSONS FROM NATURAL FORESTS
In this article, the authors review patterns of disturbance and succession in natural forests in the Coastal Northwest and compare structure and composition across an age gradient of unmanagedExpand
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