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Forests are made of three-dimensional life forms that constantly interact with each other and with the abiotic factors in their environment. A recent study shows how complex those interactions can be.
“Trees growing within an evergreen shrub layer can be almost 20 feet shorter than trees without a shrub layer,” says USDA Forest Service scientist Katherine Elliott.
- Tree resin flow dynamics during an experimentally induced attack by Ips avulsus , I. calligraphus , and I. grandicollis
Denham, Sander O.; Coyle, David R.; Oishi, A. Christopher; Bullock, Bronson P.; Heliövaara, Kari ; Novick, Kimberly A.
- Lack of forest tree seedling recruitment and enhanced tree and shrub growth characterizes post-Tsuga canadensis mortality forests in the southern Appalachians
Dharmadi, Sandra N.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Miniat, Chelcy F.
- Understanding the role of regional water connectivity in mitigating climate change impacts on surface water supply stress in the United States
Duan, Kai ; Caldwell, Peter V; Sun, Ge ; McNulty, Steven G.; Zhang, Yang ; Shuster, Erik ; Liu, Bingjun ; Bolstad, Paul V
- Forests, shrubs, and terrain: top-down and bottom-up controls on forest structure
Bolstad, Paul V.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Miniat, Chelcy F.
- Planning for an uncertain future: Restoration to mitigate water scarcity and sustain carbon sequestration
Brantley, Steven T.; Vose, James M.; Wear, David N.; Band, Larry