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Accession Number PB2013-103660
Title Forest Resources of Isle Royale National Park 2010.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author C. W. Woodall L. M. Nagel S. A. Pugh W. J. Previant
Abstract This publication provides a baseline overview of forest resources for Isle Royale National Park (Isle Royale) using data from the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The availability of permanent FIA plots allows for the first-ever comparison of Isle Royales forest conditions (2006-2010) to reserved and non-reserved forest land within Michigans Laurentian Mixed Forest-Ecoprovince 212. Isle Royales prominent forest types, structure, and species composition reflect human and natural disturbances. FIA data suggest Isle Royales species-specific stand-size stocking, growth and mortality rates, tree densities, volume, live biomass, and aboveground and belowground carbon reflect a unique ecosystem due to a combination of factors: remote location in Lake Superior, disturbance legacy related to natural processes and mining exploration, absence of forest management for over eight decades, and 50 years of complex interactions between moose/wolf populations.
Keywords Archipelagoes
Ecology
Forest diversity
Forest Inventory and Analysis(FIA)
Forest management
Forest resources
Habitat
Islands
Isle Royale National Park
Lake Superior
Species
Timber

 
Source Agency Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
48B - Natural Resource Management
91L - Recreation
Corporate Author Northeastern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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