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Title: Factors affecting tree regeneration following a severe wind disturbance in Coastal British Columbia
Author: Low, Dale
Subject Keywords regeneration;Stanley Park;wind disturbance
Issue Date: 2011-06-23
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-07-11
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, Forestry Undergraduate Essays/Theses, 2010 winter session, FRST 498
Abstract: In 2006 a severe wind disturbance damaged many of the forested areas in Stanley Park. Following the windstorm, windthrown areas were salvage logged to reduce the risk of fire. This study looks to determine how basal area, severity of disturbance, and site series affect the regeneration densities of coniferous and deciduous trees. Different types of analysis were used to determine how each of the different factors affects regeneration density. Results from this study show that as basal area increases, regeneration density for coniferous and deciduous trees increases. There is a higher regeneration density in areas of higher disturbance. As moisture and nutrient levels increase both coniferous and deciduous regeneration density increases. There is lots of opportunity for more research in trying to determine which factors most strongly affect regeneration densities.
Affiliation: Forest Sciences, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35967
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed

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