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The Development of Forest Heterogeneity

Eric Zenner

How you characterize forest stand structure has a lot to do with where you are standing and what indices you use. Because many tools are dependent on spatial scale, using a diversity of metrics and reference points lets us more accurately characterize structure, which then provide clues to the development of forests subjected to various disturbances.

Publications:

Zenner, E.K., E. Lähde, and O. Laiho.  2011.  Contrasting the temporal dynamics of stand structure in even-sized and uneven-sized Picea abies dominated stands.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:289-299.

Zenner, E.K. 2005.   Investigating scale-dependent stand heterogeneity with structure area curves.  Forest Ecology and Management 209:87-100.

Zenner, E.K. 2005.   Development of tree size distributions in Douglas-fir forests under differing disturbance regimes.  Ecological Applications 15:701-714.

Zenner, E.K. 2000.  Do residual trees increase structural heterogeneity in Pacific Northwest coniferous forests?  Ecological Applications 10:800-810.