Relative importance of different secondary successional pathways in an Alaskan boreal forest

@article{Kurkowski2008RelativeIO,
  title={Relative importance of different secondary successional pathways in an Alaskan boreal forest},
  author={Thomas A. Kurkowski and Daniel H. Mann and T. Scott Rupp and David L. Verbyla},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={1911-1923}
}
Postfire succession in the Alaskan boreal forest follows several different pathways, the most common being self-replacement and species-dominance relay. In self-replacement, canopy-dominant tree species replace themselves as the postfire dominants. It implies a relatively unchanging forest composition through time maintained by trees segregated within their respective, ecophysiological niches on an environmentally complex landscape. In contrast, species-dominance relay involves the simultaneous… 

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