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Title

Classification, description, and dynamics of plant communities after fire in the taiga of interior Alaska
Document Type: Report
Author(s): M. Joan Foote
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Betula papyrifera
  • black spruce
  • classification
  • climatology
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • forest management
  • hardwood forest
  • Interior Alaska
  • land management
  • litter
  • Picea spp.
  • plant communities
  • plant ecology
  • Populus tremuloides
  • post-fire recovery
  • soils
  • Sphagnum spp.
  • stand characteristics
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • taiga
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 5629
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13733
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

One hundred thirty forests stands ranging in age from 1 month postfire to 200 years were sampled and described by successional series (white spruce and black spruce) and by developmental stage (newly burned, moss-herb, tall shrub-sapling, dense tree, hardwood, and spruce). Patterns of change in the two successional series are described. In addition, 12 mature forest communities are described in quantitative and qualitative terms.

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Citation:
Foote, M. Joan. 1983. Classification, description, and dynamics of plant communities after fire in the taiga of interior Alaska. Research Paper PNW-RP-307. Portland, OR: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 108 p.