Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the forest structure of Taxodium distichum swamps of the Gulf Coast, USA

@article{Middleton2009EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the forest structure of Taxodium distichum swamps of the Gulf Coast, USA},
  author={Beth A. Middleton},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={80-87}
}
Hurricane Katrina pushed mixed Taxodium distichum forests toward a dominance of Taxodium distichum (baldcypress) and Nyssa aquatica (water tupelo) because these species had lower levels of susceptibility to wind damage than other woody species. This study documents the volume of dead versus live material of woody trees and shrubs of T. distichum swamps following Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. Pearl River Wildlife Management Area near Canton, Mississippi had… CONTINUE READING
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