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Reconstructing canopy-disturbance history and recruitment patterns to inform management decisions at the lost 40 in the Chippewa national forest, northern Minnesota
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
Department of Geography Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 49855, USA.
2011 (English)In: Geographical Bulletin - Gamma Theta Upsilon, ISSN 0731-3292, Vol. 52, 3-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Old-growth eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) and red pine (Pinus resinosa) dominate the forest canopy but not the understory of the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area in northern Minnesota. Our objectives were to (1) analyze stand structure and species composition, (2) examine the tree-ring record to determine the frequency and magnitude of canopy disturbances, (3) characterize recruitment patterns to provide information for a science-based management plan, and (4) compare the canopy-disturbance history of the Lost 40 to the average decadal rate of disturbance in similar forests. Average canopy disturbance from 1880-1999 was 2.6-8.2 percent per decade for three 0.1-ha plots. The average disturbance rate of 5.9 percent is similar to decadal rates in other temperate forests of the northeastern United States. Managing the Lost 40 to regenerate pine would require intense effort because the species composition, age structure, disturbance regime, high stand density, possibility of disease, and potential future climate do not promote natural recruitment of pines in this setting. © 2011 by Gamma Theta Upsilon.

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2011. Vol. 52, 3-17 p.
Keyword [en]
environmental disturbance; forest canopy; forest fire; forest management; historical perspective; reconstruction; recruitment (population dynamics); understory, Chippewa National Forest; Minnesota; United States, Pinus resinosa; Pinus strobus
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Forest Science Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15762Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80755163695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-15762DiVA: diva2:481675
Available from: 2012-01-22 Created: 2012-01-21 Last updated: 2013-02-08Bibliographically approved

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