Defining Old Growth for Fire-adapted Forests of the Western United States

@inproceedings{Kaufmann2007DefiningOG,
  title={Defining Old Growth for Fire-adapted Forests of the Western United States},
  author={Merrill R. Kaufmann and Dan Binkley and Peter Z Ful{\'e} and Marlin S Johnson and Scott L. Stephens and Thomas W Swetnam},
  year={2007}
}
There are varying definitions of old-growth forests because of differences in environment and differing fire influence across the Intermountain West. Two general types of forests reflect the role of fire: 1) forests shaped by natural changes in structure and species makeup—plant succession—that are driven by competitive differences among species and individual trees and by small-scale disturbances, and 2) forests where plant succession processes are disrupted by major biological disturbances… CONTINUE READING

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