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Timber harvest as the predominant disturbance regime in northeastern U.S. forests: Effects of harvest intensification

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Michelle L. Brown, Charles D. Canham, Lora Murphy, and Therese M. Donovan, 2018, Timber harvest as the predominant disturbance regime in northeastern U.S. forests: Effects of harvest intensification: Ecosphere, v. 9, iss. 3.

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Harvesting is the leading cause of adult tree mortality in forests of the northeastern United States. While current rates of timber harvest are generally sustainable, there is considerable pressure to increase the contribution of forest biomass to meet renewable energy goals. We estimated current harvest regimes for different forest types and regions across the U.S. states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine using data from the U.S. Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. We implemented the harvest regimes in SORTIE‐ND, an individual‐based model of forest dynamics, and simulated the effects of current harvest regimes and five additional harvest scenarios that varied by harvest frequency and intensity over 150 yr. The best [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/ecs2.2062
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