Predicting Understorey Vegetation Cover from Overstorey Attributes in Two Temperate Mountain Forests

@article{Weisberg2003PredictingUV,
  title={Predicting Understorey Vegetation Cover from Overstorey Attributes in Two Temperate Mountain Forests},
  author={Peter J. Weisberg and C. Hadorn and Harald K M Bugmann},
  journal={Forstwissenschaftliches Centralblatt vereinigt mit Tharandter forstliches Jahrbuch},
  year={2003},
  volume={122},
  pages={273-286}
}
It is important to develop a predictive understanding for the environmental controls on understorey vegetation, which harbor most of the plant biodiversity and are the source of food and cover for wildlife. Forest succession models (i. e. gap models) representing overstorey dynamics are not commonly linked to mathematical models of understorey dynamics. This is surprising, given that understorey vegetation clearly responds to changes in the overstorey that result in changing light availability… CONTINUE READING