Stem dynamics of the shrub Alnus incana ssp. rugosa: transition matrix models.

Laura F Huenneke, P. L. Marks

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An old-field alder thicket showed slow population decline over all 3 yr of study. The other population, in an undisturbed natural swamp, showed decline in each year but overall increase when data from all 3 yr were combined. Transition matrix models are here best viewed not as projections of long-term population behaviour, but as indicators of current demographic trends.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1242
Number of pages9
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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