Legacies of historical land use on regional forest composition and structure in Wisconsin, USA (mid-1800s-1930s-2000s).

@article{Rhemtulla2009LegaciesOH,
  title={Legacies of historical land use on regional forest composition and structure in Wisconsin, USA (mid-1800s-1930s-2000s).},
  author={Jeanine M. Rhemtulla and David J. Mladenoff and Murray K. Clayton},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={1061-78}
}
Historical land use can influence forest species composition and structure for centuries after direct use has ceased. In Wisconsin, USA, Euro-American settlement in the mid- to late 1800s was accompanied by widespread logging, agricultural conversion, and fire suppression. To determine the maximum magnitude of change in forest ecosystems at the height of the agricultural period and the degree of recovery since that time, we assessed changes in forest species composition and structure among the… CONTINUE READING
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