The Relative Importance of Snow Avalanche Disturbance and Thinning on Canopy Plant Populations


Snow avalanche return intervals on two avalanche paths in the southern Canadian Rockies were estimated from scarred trees and shrubs. The interval between avalanches increased exponentially down each path. The tree and shrub diameters at which avalanches could cause breakage were predicted using both the mechanics of large deflections in tapered beams and… (More)


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