Ecological Concepts and Diversity of Old-Growth Forests

@article{Spies2004EcologicalCA,
  title={Ecological Concepts and Diversity of Old-Growth Forests},
  author={T. Spies},
  journal={Journal of Forestry},
  year={2004},
  volume={102},
  pages={14-20}
}
  • T. Spies
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • Journal of Forestry
  • An ecological understanding of old-growth requires a multiscale perspective, rangingfrom individual trees to regions. A consensus on a single general ecological definition of old-growth will never be reached, but that should not preclude the development of specific definitions needed by managers. Old-growth forests share many attributes, such as spatial heterogeneity, but they also differ in many ways. Given the complexity and dynamics of forests, efforts to conserve biodiversity must be… CONTINUE READING
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