Roads in northern hardwood forests affect adjacent plant communities and soil chemistry in proportion to the maintained roadside area.

@article{Neher2013RoadsIN,
  title={Roads in northern hardwood forests affect adjacent plant communities and soil chemistry in proportion to the maintained roadside area.},
  author={Deborah A Neher and David Asmussen and Sarah T. Lovell},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2013},
  volume={449},
  pages={
          320-7
        }
}
  • Deborah A Neher, David Asmussen, Sarah T. Lovell
  • Published in
    The Science of the total…
    2013
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The spatial extent of the transported materials from three road types was studied in forest soil and vegetative communities in Vermont. Hypotheses were two-fold: 1) soil chemical concentrations above background environment would reflect traffic volume and road type (highway>2-lane paved>gravel), and 2) plant communities close to the road and near roads with greater traffic will be disturbance-tolerant and adept at colonization. Soil samples were gathered from 12 randomly identified transects… CONTINUE READING

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