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Keyword: forest management

Using a GIS model to assess terrestrial salamander response to alternative forest management plans

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2005
A GIS model predicting the spatial distribution of terrestrial salamander abundance based on topography and forest age was developed using parameters derived from the literature. The model was tested by sampling salamander abundance across the full range of site conditions used in the model.

Effects of Management on the Composition and Structure of Northern Hardwood Forests in Upper Michigan

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2005
To improve our understanding of how management affects the composition and structure of northern hardwood forests, we compared managed with unmanaged sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) dominated forests. Unmanaged old-growth and unmanaged second-growth forests provided baselines for comparing the effects of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on selected aspects of biological diversity.

Landscape ecology and forest management

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2004
Almost all forest management activities affect landscape pattern to some extent. Among the most obvious impacts are those associated with forest harvesting and road building. These activities profoundly affect the size, shape, and configuration of patches in the landscape matrix.