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Forest Ecology and ConservationA Handbook of Techniques$
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Adrian Newton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567448

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.001.0001

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Understanding forest dynamics

Understanding forest dynamics

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(p.147) 4 Understanding forest dynamics
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Forest Ecology and Conservation
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Adrian C. Newton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0004

This chapter describes methods for studying forest dynamics. Topics covered include characterizing forest disturbance regimes, analysis of forest disturbance history, characterizing forest gaps, measuring light environments, measuring other aspects of microclimate, assessing the dynamics of tree populations, seed bank studies, and defining functional groups of species.

Keywords:   forest dynamics, forest disturbance, forest gaps, light environments, tree population seed bank, functional groups

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