By Lee E. Frelich

Temperate-zone forests were formed via fireplace, wind and grazing over millions of years. This booklet presents a tremendous contribution to the examine in their dynamics via contemplating 3 very important issues: • The mixed impact of wind, fireplace and herbivory at the successional trajectories and structural features of forests • The interplay of deciduous and evergreen tree species to shape mosaics which, in flip, effect the surroundings and disturbance regime • the importance of temporal and spatial scale in regards to the general effect of disturbances those issues are explored through case stories from the forests within the Lake States of the us (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) the place the presence of huge basic woodland remnants presents a special chance to review the long term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hardwood-hemlock forests. The comparison of those forests to forests in different temperate zones permits generalizations to be made which can practice extra widely.

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