Using dendrochronology to create a timescale of succession on nurse logs in the Olympic temperate rainforest
Area of Study
Science and Mathematics
Previous work on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State has shown that recently fallen trees provide a germination location for seeds that cannot do so on the forest floor due to thick moss mats. My field work over two summers dating and surveying nurse logs yielded a crossover at ~70 years where ground mosses start to dominate over tree mosses and seedling abundance begins to decrease.
Grealish, Sean, "Using dendrochronology to create a timescale of succession on nurse logs in the Olympic temperate rainforest" (2020). Summer Research. 369.
University of Puget Sound
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