Forest disturbance and regeneration: a mosaic of discrete gap dynamics and open matrix regimes?
Blackburn, George Alan and Abd Latif, Zulkiflee and Boyd, Doreen Sandra (2014) Forest disturbance and regeneration: a mosaic of discrete gap dynamics and open matrix regimes? Journal of Vegetation Science, 25 (6). pp. 1341-1354. ISSN 1100-9233
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvs.12201/abstract;jsessionid=5D3D6170C01006782E9F43A4933BE167.f04t02
Question: Recent research in boreal forest suggests that an ‘open matrix’ model may be more appropriate than the traditional model of spatially discrete gap dynamics for describing forest disturbance and regeneration, but what is the evidence from temperate broad-leaved deciduous forests concerning the prevalence of these alternative models?
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