Compositional and Structural Resilience

Yvette Dickinson, Bob Deal, Eric Zenner, Jeri Peck

Does the forest return to its pre-harvest condition sooner following some silvicultural treatments than others?  These studies compared the overstory species composition and structural features of stands that were subject to different harvesting techniques right after harvest and again ~15 years later using field and remote sensing techniques.


Dickinson, Y.L., E.K. Zenner, and D. Miller.  2014.  Examining the effect of diverse management strategies on landscape scale patterns of forest structure in Pennsylvania using novel remote sensing techniques.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:301-312.

Zenner, E.K., Y.L. Dickinson, and J.E. Peck.  2013.  Recovery of forest structure and composition to harvesting in different strata of mixed even-aged central Appalachian hardwoods. Annals of Forest Science 70:151-159.

Dickinson, Y.L. and E.K. Zenner.  2010.  Field Note: Allometric equations for the aboveground biomass of selected common eastern hardwood understory species.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4):160-165.

Deal, R.L., T.D. Heithecker, and E.K. Zenner.  2010.  Comparison of tree size structure and growth for partially harvested and even-aged hemlock-spruce stands in southeast Alaska.  Journal of Forest Research 15:31-37.