Document


Title

Effects of some intensive forest management practices on white spruce ecosystems in interior Alaska
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Keith Van Cleve
Editor(s): Charles W. Slaughter; Richard J. Barney; George M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • age classes
  • boreal forest
  • Ca - calcium
  • coniferous forests
  • diameter classes
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fertilization
  • forest management
  • forest productivity
  • Mg - magnesium
  • moisture
  • nitrogen
  • pH
  • phosphorus
  • Picea glauca
  • population density
  • soil moisture
  • soil nutrients
  • soil temperature
  • temperature
  • thinning
  • white spruce
  • wildfires
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Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 3097
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21402
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

This study reports the first 2 years' results of a thinning and fertilization study conducted in a 70-year-old white spruce forest near Fairbanks, Alaska. A 2.7-fold increase in tree diameter growth during this period was attributed to improved soil moisture, temperature, and nutrient regimes resulting from the thinning and fertilization.

Citation:
Van Cleve, Keith. 1971. Effects of some intensive forest management practices on white spruce ecosystems in interior Alaska. Pages 199-208 In: Slaughter, Charles W.; Barney, Richard J.; Hansen, George M (eds.). Fire in the Northern Environment - A Symposium: Proceedings; April 1971. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.