Post-volcanic forest succession on New Zealand's North Island: an appraisal from long-term plot data

@inproceedings{Smale2016PostvolcanicFS,
  title={Post-volcanic forest succession on New Zealand's North Island: an appraisal from long-term plot data},
  author={Mark C. Smale and David Anthony Coomes and Rafael Parfitt and Duane A. Peltzer and Nwh Mason and Neil Fitzgerald},
  year={2016}
}
ABSTRACTLong-term (c. 40 years) tree population and soil data from conifer/angiosperm forests that have developed since the last major volcanic eruption (ad 232) in the central North Island of New Zealand were used to test the hypothesis that the shift from conifer to angiosperm dominance away from the eruption centre represents a chronosequence. The proportion of stand basal area comprised by conifers (12% to 98%) was negatively correlated with distance from eruption centre and available soil… CONTINUE READING

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