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Patterns of Liana Abundance, Diversity and Distribution in Temperate Forests

  • Bruce P. AllenEmail author
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Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 5)

Abstract

Lianas are a growing part of temperate forests that are responding to environmental changes that give lianas a competitive advantage. Shifts in climactic factors like growing season, precipitation, CO2, and disturbance frequency (both natural and anthropogenic) are affecting woody vine communities. Long-term studies of forest communities as well as dendrochronology provide insights into how communities are changing through time.

Keywords

Temperate Forest Floodplain Forest Size Class Distribution Hedera Helix High Leaf Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NH DRED-FL (New Hampshire Division of Resources and Economic Development, Forests and Lands)SpringfieldUSA

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