Provisional, Forested Ecological Sites in the Northern Appalachians and Their State-and-Transition Models

Patrick J. Drohan, Alex W. Ireland

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

• The identification of unique areas of vegetative potential across the Northern Appalachians is complicated by a long land-use history of vegetation management.• We introduce provisional ecological sites and associated state-and-transition models for the region, which can be differentiated by latitudinal drivers of: precipitation and temperature; local parent material and resulting soil differences; and landscape position, slope, or aspect.• Identification of ecological sites and associated States or Phases in the Northern Appalachians provides land managers with quantifiable benchmarks for assessing forest compositional shifts due to natural or anthropogenic disturbance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages350-356
Number of pages7
Volume38
No6
Specialist publicationRangelands
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Fingerprint

parent material
land use
disturbance
vegetation
history
parents
soil
temperature
driver
manager
management
land

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Cite this

@misc{e4698bd7e2d54abc99db774f097985ed,
title = "Provisional, Forested Ecological Sites in the Northern Appalachians and Their State-and-Transition Models",
abstract = "• The identification of unique areas of vegetative potential across the Northern Appalachians is complicated by a long land-use history of vegetation management.• We introduce provisional ecological sites and associated state-and-transition models for the region, which can be differentiated by latitudinal drivers of: precipitation and temperature; local parent material and resulting soil differences; and landscape position, slope, or aspect.• Identification of ecological sites and associated States or Phases in the Northern Appalachians provides land managers with quantifiable benchmarks for assessing forest compositional shifts due to natural or anthropogenic disturbance.",
author = "Drohan, {Patrick J.} and Ireland, {Alex W.}",
year = "2016",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.005",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "38",
pages = "350--356",
journal = "Rangelands",
issn = "0190-0528",
publisher = "Society for Range Management",

}

Provisional, Forested Ecological Sites in the Northern Appalachians and Their State-and-Transition Models. / Drohan, Patrick J.; Ireland, Alex W.

In: Rangelands, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.12.2016, p. 350-356.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

TY - GEN

T1 - Provisional, Forested Ecological Sites in the Northern Appalachians and Their State-and-Transition Models

AU - Drohan, Patrick J.

AU - Ireland, Alex W.

PY - 2016/12/1

Y1 - 2016/12/1

N2 - • The identification of unique areas of vegetative potential across the Northern Appalachians is complicated by a long land-use history of vegetation management.• We introduce provisional ecological sites and associated state-and-transition models for the region, which can be differentiated by latitudinal drivers of: precipitation and temperature; local parent material and resulting soil differences; and landscape position, slope, or aspect.• Identification of ecological sites and associated States or Phases in the Northern Appalachians provides land managers with quantifiable benchmarks for assessing forest compositional shifts due to natural or anthropogenic disturbance.

AB - • The identification of unique areas of vegetative potential across the Northern Appalachians is complicated by a long land-use history of vegetation management.• We introduce provisional ecological sites and associated state-and-transition models for the region, which can be differentiated by latitudinal drivers of: precipitation and temperature; local parent material and resulting soil differences; and landscape position, slope, or aspect.• Identification of ecological sites and associated States or Phases in the Northern Appalachians provides land managers with quantifiable benchmarks for assessing forest compositional shifts due to natural or anthropogenic disturbance.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006790211&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85006790211&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.005

DO - 10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.005

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85006790211

VL - 38

SP - 350

EP - 356

JO - Rangelands

JF - Rangelands

SN - 0190-0528

ER -