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An aerial view of experimental clearcut patches in mature pine forest.

This false color infrared image is an aerial view of a landscape that includes several different ecosystem types (depicted by the different degrees of red color). Roads are depicted as light-colored lines. Near the upper left of the image is an array of four clearcut patches surrounding a central clearcut patch within a matrix of mature pine forest. Two of the patches are connected by a corridor. Studies conducted in the site indicate that corridors promote seed removal by mammals, whereas removal by birds and invertebrates is not affected. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecology (84:10) in October of 2003.
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Keywords clearcut, clear cut, experiment, pine, aerial, infrared, corridor, forest, landscape
Key taxa pine
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Pedagogical Use Description This image may be useful in lectures or presentations about forestry practices, specifically experimental clearcutting and project design. It could also be used in discussion about the effects of clearcutting on forest regeneration and other species.
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Primary Author Affiliation United States Forest Service

Biology Program, Wilkes University
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Rights Copyright 2003 by the Ecological Society of America.
Date Of Record Submission 2008-03-19

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