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dc.contributor.authorBellingham, P. J.en
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Glenn H.en
dc.contributor.authorAllen, R. B.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-26T22:27:48Z
dc.date.issued1999-12en
dc.identifier.citationBellingham, P. J., Stewart, G. H., & Allen, R. B. (1999). Tree species richness and turnover throughout New Zealand forests. Journal of Vegetation Science, 10(6), 825-832.en
dc.identifier.issn1100-9233en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/503
dc.description.abstractPatterns of mortality, recruitment, and forest turnover were investigated using permanent plot data from temperate forests in 14 localities throughout New Zealand. Tree mortality and recruitment rates were calculated from tagged trees ≥ 10 cm diameter at 1.4 m on individual 400 m² plots, and turnover rates were calculated as the mean of mortality and recruitment rates. Turnover rates (1.4% per year) were very similar to those recorded for tropical forests (i.e. 1.5% per year). As was shown in tropical forests, we also found significant relationships between forest turnover and species richness. In New Zealand forests there was also a decrease in species richness and turnover rates with increasing latitude. Although species richness is well known to decline with latitude, our study provides support for a possible link between seasonality and disturbance with tree turnover and species diversity. While tree mortality and recruitment rates were approximately in balance at some localities, in others there were imbalances between mortality and recruitment rates.en
dc.format.extent825-832en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOpulus Pressen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Opulus Pressen
dc.rightsCopyright © International Association of Vegetation Science, Opulus Pressen
dc.subjectmortalityen
dc.subjectrecruitmenten
dc.subjectbrowsing mammalen
dc.subjectdisturbanceen
dc.subjectlatitudeen
dc.subjecttemperate foresten
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleTree species richness and turnover throughout New Zealand forestsen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270700 Ecology and Evolution::270703 Terrestrial ecologyen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc0607 Plant Biologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc0705 Forestry Sciencesen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Vegetation Scienceen
pubs.issue6en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume10en


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