Quantifying variation in forest disturbance, and its effects on aboveground biomass dynamics, across the eastern United States

We analyzed forest inventory data from the eastern United States to estimate plot-level variation in mortality (relative to a long-term background rate for individual trees) for nine distinct forest regions. Disturbances that produced at least a fourfold increase in tree mortality over an approximately 5 year interval were observed in 1–5% of plots in each forest region.

VANDERWEL, M.C.; COOMES, D.A.; PURVES, D.W.
2013
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