Abundance of salal (Gaultheria shallon Pursh) and its relationship to forest overstory were studied in immature forest stands on Vancouver Island having some topographical characteristics of deer winter ranges. Plots sampled over a range of stocking levels indicated that salal density was strongly related to single forest stand characteristics but predictive equations differed between plant associations.
Vales, D.J.. 2008. Functional relationships between salal understory and forest overstory. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. IWIFR Report. IWR32
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
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