Plant reestablishment 15 years after the debris avalanche at Mount St Helens, Washington.

@article{Dale2003PlantR1,
  title={Plant reestablishment 15 years after the debris avalanche at Mount St Helens, Washington.},
  author={Virginia H. Dale and Wendy M Adams},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2003},
  volume={313 1-3},
  pages={101-13}
}
Vegetation has slowly reestablished on the debris avalanche deposit in the 15 years after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens that created a 60-km(2) debris avalanche, the largest landslide in recorded history. There has been a gradual increase in species richness and cover, but only 61% of the species present on the mountain before the eruption have established on the debris avalanche deposit. Plant cover averages 38% and is extremely patchy. Life form composition changed over successional… CONTINUE READING
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