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Leaf production during secondary succession in northern hardwoods

Covington, W. Wallace and Aber, John D. (1980) Leaf production during secondary succession in northern hardwoods. Ecology, 61 (1). pp. 200-204. ISSN 0012-9658


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Leaf biomass is an important component of forest ecosystems. It is proportional to leaf area and primary production and also contains a major portion of a plants annual nutrient uptake and its contribution, through litter fall, to the forest floor. Thus leaf biomass reflects important developmental differences in both primary production and nutrient cycling between stands. While much information is avaialable for changes in leaf production over time in monospecific stands we know of no similar published data for a mixed-species temperate forest.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright by the Ecological Society of America. Covington, W.W. and Aber, J.D. (1980) Leaf Production During Secondary Succession in Northern Hardwoods. Ecology, 61 (1). pp. 200-204.
Keywords: biomass, forest ecosystem, mixed-species, temperate forest, leaf production,
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Forestry
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 21:05
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1448

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