Soil development in vegetation patches of Pinus ponderosa forests: Interface with restoration thinning and carbon storage



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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Soil development in vegetation patches of Pinus ponderosa forests: Interface with restoration thinning and carbon storage

Author: * Abella, S.R., Denton, C.W., Steinke, R.W., Brewer, D.G.

Subject: Soil, Carbon Storage, Thinning, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Abstract: Frequent-fire conifer forests in western North America are undergoing restoration and fuel-reduction treatments to reduce chance of severe crown fire and re-balance tree and understory plant biomass. A central decision in these treatments remains where to retain trees within sites during tree thinning. To help inform thinning prescriptions by identifying patterns of soil development, we sampled and classified 48 soil pedons among three vegetation patch types (grassy openings, openings invaded by post-settlement trees

Date: 2013

Type: Journal

Source: Forest Ecology and Management

Identifier: 310:632-642

Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., http://www.elsevier.com/

Format: PDF

Language: English