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dc.contributor.authorSchutt, Drake
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T17:51:15Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T17:51:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11005/2242
dc.description.abstractFollowing the removal of white pine, native hardwoods may either re-colonize the niches formerly occupied by the white pine or the hardwoods may be unable to exploit the resources necessary to replace them. Although other research suggests that white pine displaces native hardwoods in upland forests on the Domain, it is not clear what effect the limited resources of woodland habitats had on the plant community structure determined by our study. If our alternative “empty niche” hypothesis is confirmed, it would suggest that in this resource limited environment, white pine is able to capture resource space not being taken advantage of by native species. However, we expect that further studies will suggest that the white pine had competitively displaced the native hardwoods, by showing an increased understory density for native hardwoods.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectScholarship Sewanee 2013en_US
dc.subjectUniversity of the Southen_US
dc.subjectWhite pineen_US
dc.subjectwoodlandsen_US
dc.subjectNative hardwoodsen_US
dc.titleWhite Pine Invasion of Woodlands: Competitive Displacement or "Empty-Niche" Colonization?en_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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