Early response of ground layer plant communities to wildfire and harvesting disturbance in forested peatland ecosystems in northern Minnesota, USA

@inproceedings{Rowe2017EarlyRO,
  title={Early response of ground layer plant communities to wildfire and harvesting disturbance in forested peatland ecosystems in northern Minnesota, USA},
  author={Erika R. Rowe and Anthony W D'Amato and Brian J. Palik and John C. Almendinger},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract A rare, stand-replacing fire in northern Minnesota, USA provided the opportunity to compare the effects of wildfire and timber harvesting in two peatland forest communities, nutrient-poor black spruce ( Picea mariana ) bogs (BSB) and nutrient-rich tamarack ( Larix laricina ) swamps (RTS). We found the response between the two communities and their corresponding vegetation to be highly sensitive to different types and severity of disturbance, ranging from modest shifts in ground layer… CONTINUE READING

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