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Changes in Vegetation, Structure, and Growth of Southwestern Pine Forests since White Settlement

Changes in Vegetation, Structure, and Growth of Southwestern Pine Forests since White Settlement CHANGES IN VEGETATION, STRUCTURE, AND GROWTH OF SOUTH­ WESTERN PINE FORESTS SINCE WHITE SETTLEMENT CHARLES F. CooPER Department of Botany, Dulce University, Durham, N. C.* TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE PAGE INTRODUCTION 129 Growth and Needle Weight of Individual Trees 147 THE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE 130 of Dominants as a Function of Age Height Original Condition of the Pine Forest 130 all(l Stocking 148 Climatic Change 133 Pattern 148 Grazing 134 Forest Conditions at Maverick and at Malay Wildlife 136 Gap 150 Fire 137 Fire in the Ecology of Ponderosa Pine 150 The Indian, Fire, and the Forest 138 Stand Structure at Maverick and at Malay Gap 151 THE EVIDENCE FROM STAND STRUCTURE . 138 Fire Effects on Sapling Stands 153 Area of Study 138 Mechanism of Thinning by Fire 154 Age and Size Class Distributions in Old-Growth Early Growth of Present .Mature Stand 155 Stands 139 Sapling Stands at Maverick and at Malay Gap 156 Diameter Class Distributions 139 The Origin of Pattern and Structure 157 Age Class Distributions 140 Age and Diameter Structure 157 Structure and Growth of Sapling Stands. 142 Pattern 158 Diameter Class Distributions in Even-Aged Re- Groun<l Cover Vegetation 159 Effects of Fire on Soils 160 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Monographs Wiley

Changes in Vegetation, Structure, and Growth of Southwestern Pine Forests since White Settlement

Ecological Monographs , Volume 30 (2) – Feb 1, 1960

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Wiley
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© Ecological Society of America
ISSN
0012-9615
eISSN
1557-7015
DOI
10.2307/1948549
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Abstract

CHANGES IN VEGETATION, STRUCTURE, AND GROWTH OF SOUTH­ WESTERN PINE FORESTS SINCE WHITE SETTLEMENT CHARLES F. CooPER Department of Botany, Dulce University, Durham, N. C.* TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE PAGE INTRODUCTION 129 Growth and Needle Weight of Individual Trees 147 THE HISTORICAL EVIDENCE 130 of Dominants as a Function of Age Height Original Condition of the Pine Forest 130 all(l Stocking 148 Climatic Change 133 Pattern 148 Grazing 134 Forest Conditions at Maverick and at Malay Wildlife 136 Gap 150 Fire 137 Fire in the Ecology of Ponderosa Pine 150 The Indian, Fire, and the Forest 138 Stand Structure at Maverick and at Malay Gap 151 THE EVIDENCE FROM STAND STRUCTURE . 138 Fire Effects on Sapling Stands 153 Area of Study 138 Mechanism of Thinning by Fire 154 Age and Size Class Distributions in Old-Growth Early Growth of Present .Mature Stand 155 Stands 139 Sapling Stands at Maverick and at Malay Gap 156 Diameter Class Distributions 139 The Origin of Pattern and Structure 157 Age Class Distributions 140 Age and Diameter Structure 157 Structure and Growth of Sapling Stands. 142 Pattern 158 Diameter Class Distributions in Even-Aged Re- Groun<l Cover Vegetation 159 Effects of Fire on Soils 160

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Ecological MonographsWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1960

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