Boreal Forest Succession
An Alaskan Case Study


This image was taken by Matthew Durant 
on the Resurrection Trail.
(Kenai Fjords National Park)

Question:

What happens to a forest after it has been wiped out?

 

Background
    Information:

Online 
   Resources:

Boreal Forest  Learn more about the boreal forest.

The Big Shuffle  Excellent information on forest succession.

Plant Succession  This great slideshow will give you excellent details about forest succession.

Plant Succession at Glacier Bay  Great information on plant succession in Glacier Bay National Park.

Plants and Animals Return to the Land  The plants and animals return to the land after the glacier retreats.

Southcentral Alaska: a Natural Experiment in Plant Succession  A dry but excellent article about plant
succession in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

 

Question

What happens to a forest after it has been wiped out?

 

 

 



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