- Chokkalingam, Unna
University of Maine Graduate School
Spatial and temporal patterns and dynamics were studied in the 2000 ha old growth Big Reed Forest Reserve in northern Maine using stem mapping, dendroecology, GIS, and spatial analyses. Landscape-level analyses indicated that the Reserve was dominated by late-successional community types composed of shade-tolerant species, and mostly mature forests with high canopy closure and trees reaching maximum possible heights. The complex of interrelated topographic and soil characteristics, and predominantly small-scale disturbance regimes afforded a tight link between site factors and vegetation distribution on the landscape.