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Monitoring Old Growth in Frequent-fire Landscapes

Fiedler, Carl E. and Friederici, Peter and Petruncio, Mark (2007) Monitoring Old Growth in Frequent-fire Landscapes. Ecology and Society, 12 (2). p. 22. ISSN 1708-3087


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In this article, we discuss how to monitor the structural and functional attributes of old growth, as well as its associated plant communities and wildlife, both to determine the possible need for treatment and to assess post-treatment progress toward desired conditions. Monitoring can be used to detect conditions (or agents) that threaten existing old growth and also to document indicators of healthy, functioning old-growth systems.

Item Type: Article
Publisher’s Statement: Copyright © 2007 by the author(s).
Keywords: AFFORESTATION; Agriculture; CONSERVATION of natural resources; disturbance agents; DROUGHTS; ENVIRONMENTAL policy; FORESTS & forestry; GOVERNMENT policy; LANDSCAPES; management; monitoring; MONTANA; NATURAL disasters; Natural resources; physiological/functional indicators; ponderosa pine forests; restoration treatments; Risk Assessment; structural indicators; TREE crops;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Social and Behavioral Science > School of Communication > Journalism
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 17:35
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/656

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