Forest Humus in the Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zone of British Columbia in Relation to Forest Productivity and Pedogenesis.
by L.E. Lowe1 and K. Klinka2
The purpose of this publication is to present new information about humus forms (forest, floor materials) of forest ecosystems in the Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zone of British Columbia.
This study reports the results of an exploratory chemical analysis of forest humus forms in major ecosystems of the Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zone. The results obtained are examined in relation to classification of ecosystems and humus forms, productivity of ecosystems and in relation to soil genesis. The study generated a number of potentially significant hypotheses, namely those concerning productivity of western hemlock, amabilis fir, Douglas-fir and western redcedar and ecological compatibility of their mixtures. A list of analyses recommended for future studies of forest humus forms is included.
Copies of Research Note No. 89 are available from : Regional Manager, attention: K. Klinka, B.C. Ministry of Forests, 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2Hl, or from: Information Services Branch, B.C. Ministry of Forests, 1450 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3E7.
1 University of British Columbia, 2357 Main Mall, University Campus, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2A2
2 Ministry of Forests, Vancouver Forest Region, 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2Hl
[Abstract contains full text of memo.]
BC Forest Service - Research Division. 1981. Forest Humus in the Coastal Western Hemlock Biogeoclimatic Zone of British Columbia in Relation to Forest Productivity and Pedogenesis. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Research Memo (FLNRORD). RM50
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: FLNRORD, Research Memo, British Columbia
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