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The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America$
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Frank Gilliam

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199837656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.001.0001

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The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous Layer

The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous Layer

A Brief Synthesis

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The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Frank S. Gilliam

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a brief synthesis of the major points brought out in the preceding chapters. As with the first edition, this will be done using the sections of the book, rather than simply providing summaries chapter by chapter, as a basis for the synthesis: “The Environment of the Herbaceous Layer” (part I), “Population Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer” (part II), “Community Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer across Spatial and Temporal Scales” (part III), and “Community Dynamics of the Herbaceous Layer and the Role of Disturbance” (part IV).

Keywords:   herbaceous layer, herb layer, forest dynamics, community dynamics, population dynamics

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