Long-term changes in forest composition and diversity following early logging (1919–1923) and the decline of American chestnut (Castanea dentata)

@article{Elliott2007LongtermCI,
  title={Long-term changes in forest composition and diversity following early logging (1919–1923) and the decline of American chestnut (Castanea dentata)},
  author={K. Elliott and W. Swank},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197},
  pages={155-172}
}
  • K. Elliott, W. Swank
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Chestnut blight fungus (Endothia parasitica [Murr.] P.J. And. & H.W. And.)) is a classic example of an invasive species, which severely damaged populations of its host, Castanea dentata, and had widespread and long-term impacts on eastern North American forests. Concurrently, forests were further disturbed by lumbering, which was common across the region from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. In 1926, local infestations of chestnut blight were reported in the Coweeta Basin, Southern Appalachian… CONTINUE READING
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