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United States of America

CORAM


Photo: Ray Shearer
 
 
  Brief description   Hydrology (monitoring is done at two stream parshall flumes)
Nutrient cycling
Plant nutrition
Climate (monitoring is done at five microclimatic stations)
Plant ecology and succession in young and old growth forest
Ecology and management of Larix
Cone and seed development and dispersal
Natural and artificial regeneration after harvest cuttings
Effects of stand culture treatment on forest development
Insect and disease interactions
Effects of the amount of wood harvest on site productivity
Influence of silvicultural practices on watershed, esthetics, and wildlife values
Publication by Raymond C. Shearer and Madelyn M. Kempf (1999): Coram Experimental Forest: 50 Years of Research in a Western Larch Forest (http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/missoula/4151/publications/RMRS-GTR-37.pdf)
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Climate, hydrology, monitoring/methodologies, nutrients.
  Biodiversity   Ecology, forest systems, invertebrates/insects/spiders, pests/diseases, phytosociology/succession, plants, productivity.
  Socio-economic   Forestry, people-nature relations/man/nature.
  Integrated monitoring   Impact and risk studies/Environmental impact, integrated studies/interdisciplinaty, management issues, watershed studies/monitoring.


Last updated: 2/18/2002

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