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Database of Forest Understory Vegetation, British Columbia – vascular plants and bryophytes in old-growth and clear-cut forests,


Judith D. Toms*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00218

*Corresponding author contact: judithtoms@gmail.com

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 431–431, Sep 12
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Keywords: ecological threshold; presence-absence.

English

Abstract: Understory plant communities were surveyed at two sites on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, from 100 m into 5-15 year-old clearcuts to 200 m into old-growth stands, along three transects placed perpendicular to the forest edge. Presence/absence of bryophytes, herbaceous and woody species was measured in 10x10 m plots, scattered along the length of each transect (10, 30, 50, 75 and 100 m in the clearcut, and 10, 30, 50, 75, 100 and 200 m in the old-growth stand). While the data was collected to estimate edge effects in the understory plant community, other uses of the data are encouraged. This report describes the available content in the Database of Forest Understory Vegetation, British Columbia (GIVD ID NA-CA-001).

Suggested citation:
Toms, J.D. (2012): Database of Forest Understory Vegetation, British Columbia – vascular plants and bryophytes in old-growth and clear-cut forests,. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 431–431. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00218.