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Physical and Biological Responses of Forests to Tropical Cyclones Affecting the United States Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Coasts
Description: The goal of this review paper is to synthesize previous research and assess how hurricanes impact coastal forests. An extensive literature review was preformed primarily on the southern United States' forests. The literature review revealed that forest damage was found to be a function of tree species, proximity to the eye of the hurricane, stand and site characteristics, species-specific responses to storm surges, and topographic exposure. This information will help land managers develop a response plan related to hurricane damage. [Source: American Journal of Environmental Sciences]
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Source: American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Publish Date: 1/1/2009
Reading Level: Expert
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