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1 Remeasuring the Federer Chronosequence Adam Wild M.S. Student SUNY ESF

2 Map by: Matt Vadeboncoeur

3 Methods 5 – 50m Transects per stand 4 Size categories 14 Total stands 5 completed this summer 0m 50m 45m 22.5m 33.75m11.25m Diagram by: Matt Vadeboncoeur

4 Objectives How does species composition change across stand age? Does basal area increase in stand age? Is Beech regeneration increasing? Is Sugar Maple failing to regenerate?

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11 Results Basal area increases as stand age increases. Early succession species decrease in mid-age stands. Late successional species increasing in mid and mature forest. In two stands which we have three inventories: Sugar Maple regeneration is decreasing Beech regeneration is increasing

12 Future Work Inventory remaining stands. Change in biomass across stand ages? At what age is biomass greatest? Stand growth according to available soil nutrients? At what point does species composition change?

13 Thanks Shoestring Crew Hannah Tremblay Kelsey Pangman Alani Grant Kate Bussel Craig See Clarissa Lyons Kikang Bae Hyun-Jung Ryu Kent Harlow Matt Vadeboncoeur Tony Federer Mary Arthur Elizabeth Hane Ruth Yanai

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