Long-term Dynamics of Giant Sequoia Populations : Implications for Managing a Pioneer Species 1

@inproceedings{Stephenson2003LongtermDO,
  title={Long-term Dynamics of Giant Sequoia Populations : Implications for Managing a Pioneer Species 1},
  author={Nathan L. Stephenson},
  year={2003}
}
My colleagues and I have analyzed the age structure of four populations of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Lindl.] Buchholz). We have found the following: (1) The amount of successful reproduction in a grove cannot be judged by the sizes of its trees. (2) Sequoia populations almost certainly were near equilibrium or increasing before the arrival of European settlers. (3) In this century, there has been a massive failure of sequoia reproduction in groves protected from fire but… CONTINUE READING