Can plantations develop understory biological and physical attributes of naturally regenerated forests

@inproceedings{Aubin2008CanPD,
  title={Can plantations develop understory biological and physical attributes of naturally regenerated forests},
  author={Isabelle Aubin and Christian Messier and A. Bouchard},
  year={2008}
}
With an increasing proportion of natural forests being replaced by plantations, there is a need to determine their potential to fulfill ecological purposes other than wood production. This study evaluated the extent to which deciduous and coniferous plantations develop understory attributes comparable to those of naturally regenerated stands. A functional group approach was used to synthesise species responses in terms of their ecological traits. Multivariate analyses of ecological traits… CONTINUE READING
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