Long-term responses of ecosystem components to stand thinning in young lodgepole pine forest: IV. Relative habitat use by mammalian herbivores

@article{Sullivan2007LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term responses of ecosystem components to stand thinning in young lodgepole pine forest: IV. Relative habitat use by mammalian herbivores},
  author={T. P. Sullivan and D. S. Sullivan and P. Lindgren and Douglas B. Ransome},
  journal={Forest Ecology and Management},
  year={2007},
  volume={240},
  pages={32-41}
}
Pre-commercial thinning (PCT) is a silvicultural practice that can provide diverse understory and overstory vegetation conditions. We tested the hypothesis that relative habitat use by snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and moose (Alces alces) would increase in response to enhanced abundance of herbs and shrubs, and species diversity and structural diversity of conifers, in heavily thinned (1000 stems/ha) stands, at 12–15 years post-thinning. Replicate study… Expand
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