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dc.creatorHalpern, Charles B.
dc.creatorMiller, Eric A.
dc.creatorGeyer, Melora A.
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-28T22:03:24Z
dc.date.available2008-01-28T22:03:24Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.issn0029-344X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/1265
dc.description.abstractWe present a set of 152 regression equations that predict the above-ground biomass of 38 herb, shrub, and tree species common on early successional (clearcut) sites in the western Cascade Range of Oregon. For many of these species, biomass relationships have not been modeled previously or have not been modeled for early successional sites. Biomass of herbaceous taxa is best predicted by cover, while biomass of woody species is best predicted by stem diameter and/or length. We discuss how relationships between biomass and plant size vary with site age among species of diverse growth form and life history. We supplement best-fit models with alternative equations that are easier to implement in the field or that are less sensitive to sources of variation associated with time since disturbance. To minimize the misapplication of equations, we report the dimensional ranges of all plant variables measured, whether or not they are explicitly modeleden_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWSU Press
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.rightsopenAccess
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dc.subjectABOVE GROUND BIOMASSen_US
dc.subjectCASCADE RANGEen_US
dc.subjectEARLY SUCCESSIONAL FORESTen_US
dc.subjectMATHEMATICAL MODELen_US
dc.subjectTERRESTRIAL ECOLOGYen_US
dc.titleEquations for predicting above-ground biomass of plant species in early successional forests of the western Cascade Range, Oregon
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dc.description.citationHalpern et al "Equations for predicting above-ground biomass of plant species in early successional forests of the western Cascade Range, Oregon." Northwest Science. 1996; 70(4): 306-320


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