Part I. The upland plant communities
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): L. F. Ohmann ; C. T. Cushwa ; R. E. Lake
Editor(s): L. F. Ohmann ; C. T. Cushwa ; R. E. Lake ; J. R. Beer ; R. B. Brander
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Betula papyrifera
  • browse
  • brush
  • conifers
  • elevation
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • hardwoods
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • lakes
  • Larix laricina
  • lichens
  • litter
  • mammals
  • Minnesota
  • mosses
  • natural areas management
  • old growth forests
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus resinosa
  • plant communities
  • population density
  • Populus tremuloides
  • post fire recovery
  • seedlings
  • shrubs
  • sloping terrain
  • small mammals
  • stand characteristics
  • statistical analysis
  • topography
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37210
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11656
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88: NC-7
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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The present upland vegetation of two adjacent wildfire areas that burned 33 years ago consists of four plant community types: aspen, aspen-birch, jack pine-birch, and jack pine. These types were identified through cluster and canonical analysis of species frequency of occurrence data from 33 sample stands located randomly over the two areas. Present vegetation differences appear to relate better to the type and condition of vegetation present before the fire than to measured environmental parameter differences found between the types.

Ohmann, L. F., C. T. Cushwa, and R. E. Lake. 1973. Part I. The upland plant communities, in LF Ohmann, CT Cushwa, RE Lake, JR Beer, and RB Brander eds., Wilderness ecology: the upland plant communities, woody browse production, and small mammals of two adjacent 33-year-old wildfire areas of northeastern Minnesota. St. Paul, MN, North Central Forest Experiment Station, General Technical Report NC-7, p. 1-22.