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dc.contributor.advisorStrong, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorBainbridge, Erin L.
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:11:20Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationBainbridge, E. L. (2004). Patterns of vegetation development following clearcutting of Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. in west-central Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/14355en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612976297en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41761
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 106-111en
dc.descriptionIncludes 1 3 1/4 floppy diskette.en
dc.description.abstractVegetation development was described forty-five years after clearcutting of Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud, in the Upper Boreal-Cordilleran ecoregion of west-central Alberta. Understory species composition and abundance in 143 clearcut stands were analysed in relation to stand age, and to crown cover as measured by densiometer. Twenty-four stands were used to describe the native vegetation. The most abundant species were common to both clearcut and native stands, and the vegetation of older clearcut stands approximated that of native stands. Although early serai species abundance was not strongly related to increasing crown cover and stand age, later serai species abundance increased. Time- and crown cover-based models of vegetation development were presented and incorporated elements from existing physiognomic and successional models. It is proposed that crown cover could be manipulated to reach management objectives related to wildlife habitat or landscape reclamation.en
dc.format.extentix, 111 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titlePatterns of vegetation development following clearcutting of Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. in west-central Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/14355
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineResources and the Environment
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 B35en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1488 520492005


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.