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Main Title Patch Size of Forest Openings and Arthropod Populations.
Author Shure, D. J. ; Phillips., D. L. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA. Dept. of Biology.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/226;
Stock Number PB92-108158
Additional Subjects Forestry ; Appalachian Mountains ; Arthropoda ; Forest trees ; Disturbances ; Abundance ; Environments ; Reprints ; Quercus rubra ; Standing crop ; Rabinia pseudo-acacia
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NTIS  PB92-108158 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/24/1992
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Abstract
Five sizes of canopy openings (0.016 ha to 10 ha) were established in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in early 1982 to examine the initial patterns of plant and arthropod establishment across a size range of forest disturbances. Vegetation standing crop after the first growing season was considerably higher in large than small openings in apparent response to greater resource release (e.g., sunlight) in larger openings. Woody stump and root sprouts were the dominant mode of revegetation in each patch size. Forest dominants such as Quercus rubra, Q. prinus and Carya spp. were less important as sprouters in openings than several minor forest components (e.g., Robinia pseudo-acacia, Acer rubrum, Halesia carolina and Cornus florida). Arthropod abundance and community composition varied across the size range of forest openings.