Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed EcosystemClearcutting in the Southern Appalachians$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370157

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 February 2020

Successional Forest Dynamics

Successional Forest Dynamics

30 Years Following Clearcutting

Chapter:
(p.11) 2 Successional Forest Dynamics
Source:
Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem
Author(s):

Lindsay R. Boring

Katherine J. Elliott

Wayne T. Swank

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.003.0002

Clearcuts on experimental watersheds provide an opportunity to examine how these large-scale forest disturbances influence various ecosystem processes, including stream hydrology, soil erosion, nutrient cycling, and vegetation diversity and successional patterns. To investigate vegetation diversity and successional patterns in the Watershed 7 (WS 7) clearcut in the Coweeta basin, inventories were conducted 1, 3, 8, 17, 20, and 30 years after disturbance. This chapter synthesizes the long-term results on successional vegetation dynamics, including species composition, species diversity, biomass and nutrient content, functional roles of key dominant species. It also integrates related short-term studies.

Keywords:   watersheds, clearcuts, forest disturbance, ecosystems, vegetational diversity, successional patterns, successional vegetation dynamics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .