Long-term forest dynamics of the temperate zone

a case study of late-quaternary forests in eastern North America by Paul A. Delcourt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag in New York

Written in English
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  • North America.

Subjects:

  • Pollen, Fossil -- North America,
  • Paleoecology -- North America,
  • Paleobotany -- Quaternary,
  • Forest dynamics -- North America

Edition Notes

StatementPaul A. Delcourt, Hazel R. Delcourt.
SeriesEcological studies ;, v. 63
ContributionsDelcourt, Hazel R.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE993.2 .D45 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 439 p. :
Number of Pages439
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2384033M
ISBN 100387964959
LC Control Number87012859

Long‐term vegetation changes in a temperate forest impacted by climate change. Lauren E. Oakes. Corresponding Author. E-mail address: These findings emphasize the importance of considering long‐term temporal dynamics when assessing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and adapting forest management to a. Long-term changes have already documented been documented in several mature and old-growth forests (e.g. [34,40,41,49,50]), but there is a need to better describe the local-scale spatial patterns of forest turnover within ecologically meaningful strata (i.e., stem size classes). Such analyses may reveal more about the role of stochasticity and. In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth. In most climate classifications, temperate climates refer to the climate zone between 35° and 50° north and south latitudes (between the subarctic and subtropical climates).. These zones generally have wider temperature ranges throughout the. An old-growth forest – also termed primary forest, virgin forest, late seral forest or primeval forest – is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines primary forests as naturally regenerated forests of.

To understand the role of forest ecosystems in the global carbon cycle, it is important to clarify the factors affecting the carbon balance of forest ecosystems. However, little is known about the direct effect of forest types, especially dominant species, on their different carbon dynamics. To clarify the effect of difference in forest types, an experiment was conducted in three forests. Temperate forests are extensive in the mid-latitudes of Earth and include a broad range of forest types and climates. Temperate forest soils reflect the seasonal variability in temperature and precipitation that make them productive and highly variable. Temperate forest soils also reflect the forest vegetation under which they develop. Lecomte N, Simard M, Fenton N, Bergeron Y. Fire severity and long-term ecosystem biomass dynamics in coniferous boreal forests of eastern Canada. Ecosystems. ; – Li H, Chen L. Study on the hydro-physiological characteristics of major plant species of the forest ecosystem in the warm temperate zone of Northern China. Climatic and topographic factors control the distribution of forests across the globe. The present study investigated the impacts of these factors on spatial distribution of sub-tropical (scrub and pine) and moist temperate forests in Pakistan. The study used Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Sentinel-2 images and climatic data to quantify the impacts of climatic and topographic factors on.

Diversity And Interaction In A Temperate Forest Community. Download and Read online Diversity And Interaction In A Temperate Forest Community ebooks in PDF, epub, Tuebl Mobi, Kindle Book. Get Free Diversity And Interaction In A Temperate Forest Community Textbook and unlimited access to our library by created an account. Fast Download speed and ads Free! TEMPERATE FOREST. Temperate forests in general have several advantages over most tropical forests for ecologists who seek to quantify trends in forest dynamics and to investigate the mechanisms that drive those trends. Most temperate forests have relatively low tree diversity, seedlings, saplings and trees can be aged, and their growth measured. Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Soil Aggregates under Long‐Term Nitrogen and Water Addition in a Temperate Steppe Ruzhen Wang State Key Lab. of Forest and Soil Ecology, Inst. of Applied Ecology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China.   Researchers using a decade of satellite data on fires and a suite of climate models have produced the first thorough global estimate of changes in the frequency of fires in the world’s forests under greenhouse-driven global warming. There’s ample uncertainty but the study, published today in the peer-reviewed online journal Ecosphere, points to a variety of outcomes, with fires likely.

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Delcourt, Hazel R. Delcourt. Pages Back Matter. in this book, we deal with ecological questions that require a holistic perspective that integrates the.

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DELCOURT and H. DELCOURT Publisher Springer‐Verlag, New York/Berlin Dm (hard cover) ( pp) ISBN 0 and Together, the summaries available from Europe (including Birks ) and from eastern North America cover a substantial portion of the northern Temperate Zone and provide a useful comparison of long-term dynamics of temperate by: The book presents a comprehensive quantitative study of the palaeoecological evidence for forest community development since the last glacial maximum 20 BP.

The study is based on a computerized fossil-pollen data set compiled from radiocarbon-dated sites. Changes in the distributional limits and population centres of tree taxa are mapped at yr intervals. Request PDF | On Aug 5,Keith D.

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Get Book. Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: • The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests.

Get this from a library. Long-term forest dynamics of the temperate zone: a case study of late-quaternary forests in eastern North America. [Paul A Delcourt; Hazel R Delcourt].

Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: • The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests • The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to.

Thus, temperate-zone diversity is well beneath the theoretical limits to species packing because extinction rates are higher in the temperate zone than in the tropics, or speciation rates are lower, or both.

Temperate forest trees provide a unique example in which compelling evidence points to the macroevolutionary explanations. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. where the presence of large primary forest remnants provides a unique opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hardwood-hemlock forests.

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Lee Frelich provides a major contribution to the. 1. Introduction. Droughts may trigger disturbances and drive forest dynamics (Shuman et al., ).Rapid climate change may increase the frequency of severe droughts, challenging the ability of tree species which usually have long lifespans and slow evolution rates, to locally adapt to the new climate conditions (Alberto et al., ).In drought-prone forests, climate is one of the main.

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Tree diameter changes for an individual tree as the tree grows. Over a given area, the statistical distribution of tree diameters.

Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: • The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests • The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to Author: Lee E.

Frelich. Soil organic matter dynamics in long-term temperate agroecosystems: rotation and nutrient addition effects. Jichen Li, a Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez, a Mina Kiani, b Sylvie Quideau, a Elwin Smith, c Henry Janzen, c Francis Larney, c Dick Puurveen a.

a Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada. Long-Term Dynamics Of Lakes In The Landscape by John J. Magnuson, Timothy K.

Kratz, Barbara J. Benson Hardcover, $ This site-synthesis volume presents 20 years of work at the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Research Site. storms cause immediate and long-term structural damage to individual trees, including massive dynamics, and forest recovery in temperate and tropical regions [12–14], resulting in the evolution of had low percentage (%) of published study cases in all forest types/zones.

These topics include tree health, phenology, seed traits/seed. Get this from a library. Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes: Studies from Temperate Evergreen-Deciduous Forests. [Lee E Frelich] -- "More than a quarter of the world's forests lie within the cool-to-cold temperate zones of the northern and southern hemisphere.

Their distinctive mosaics of evergreen conifers and deciduous hardwood. 1. Introduction. Early Holocene climate changes triggered major ecosystem changes resulting in the spread of trees in northern latitudes.

In central Europe, temperate deciduous trees are believed to have eventually formed forests (although the structure of these forests has been long subject to a heated scientific debate e.g., Vera,Birks,Mitchell, ).

Silviculture and Forest Ecology of the Temperate Zones, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. See allHide authors and affiliations Zellweger et al.

(Reports, 15 Mayp. ) claimed that a microclimatic debt, mainly controlled by canopy buffering, evolved in European forest. BIRD COMMUNITY DYNAMICS IN A TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST: LONG-TERM TRENDS AT HUBBARD BROOK' RICHARD T. HOLMES AND THOMAS W. SHERRY Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire USA AND FRANKLIN W.

STURGES Division of Science and Mathematics, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia USA. Long-term forest observational studies provide the empirical basis for forest policies and for developing models of forest dynamics. Observational studies provide information at various scales, ranging from specific sites where management actions have been or will be implemented to large geographical regions or an entire nation (Tewari et al.

The Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) is a global network of scientists and forest research sites dedicated to advancing long-term study of the world's forests.

The network recognizes the importance of collaborating with local institutions to strengthen science capacity in an era of rapidly changing landscapes and climate to.

both human land use and past hurricanes for long-term tropical forest dynamics over long time scales. Our model is a descendant of SORTIE (Pacala et al. ), using a new, open-source platform for spatially explicit simulation of the neighborhood dynamics of forest ecosystems (SORTIE-ND).

It is also the first application of SORTIE to a. The occurrence of a hurricane soon after the initiation of the LTER program provides an opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of a tropical forest as it recovers from a major disturbance.

Emphasis on the impacts of hurricanes and human disturbances on ecosystem dynamics of the LEF continued in LTER 2. Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance Constance I.

Millar1* and Nathan L. Stephenson2 Although disturbances such as fire and native insects can contribute to natural dynamics of forest health, exceptional droughts, directly and in combination with other disturbance.In this paper, results of three long-term trials (13–25 years) located near Wagga Wagga in temperate Australia were used to assess C dynamics under different tillage and stubble management.J.

Yarie, K. Van Cleve, Long-term monitoring of climatic and nutritional affects on tree growth in interior Alaska, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, /x, 40, 7, (), (). Crossref.