Fifty years of change in northern upland forest understories: identity and traits of "winner" and "loser" plant species.

@inproceedings{Wiegmann2006FiftyYO,
  title={Fifty years of change in northern upland forest understories: identity and traits of "winner" and "loser" plant species.},
  author={Shannon M. Wiegmann and Donald M. Waller},
  year={2006}
}
Resurveys of plant communities provide valuable information on changes in species composition over time and clues about how species respond to environmental change. We report results from resurveys of 62 upland forest stands in northern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan first surveyed around 1950. We identify plant species that have significantly increased or decreased in frequency in 1 m quadrats (‘winners’ and ‘losers’) and evaluate the traits that distinguish these groups… CONTINUE READING
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