alexa Spatial Differences in Damage and Forest Recovery on the South Carolina Coast Following Hurricane Hugo

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Spatial Differences in Damage and Forest Recovery on the South Carolina Coast Following Hurricane Hugo

Southern US coastal forests are subject to damage by major Atlantic Hurricanes at a frequency that influences forest succession. Forest species may be: a) resistant: unchanged in mortality and growth; b) susceptible: increase in mortality and decrease in growth, and c) resilient: increase in mortality but increase in abundance and growth, or d) usurper: absent prior to disturbance and increase abundance and growth afterwards. Although there is a wide literature on resistance of temperate species found in the southern US to hurricane wind and salt damage, long-term ecological implications are poorly understood outside of the tropics.

Citation: Williams TM, Song B, Trettin CC, Gresham CA (2013) A Review of Spatial Aspects of Forest Damage and Recovery on the South Carolina Coast Following Hurricane Hugo. J Geogr Nat Disast 3:110.

 
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