Treefall gap

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In forest ecology, a treefall gap is an opening in the forest canopy structure devoid of large trees. Gaps are formed after large trees die and fall which allows the regrowth of trees and other plants as the shade is removed.

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  • Nicholas V. L. Brokaw (1982). The Definition of Treefall Gap and Its Effect on Measures of Forest Dynamics. Biotropica 14(2): 158-160. ISSN:1744-7429 0006-3606
  • Sarah A. Schliemann and James G. Bockheim (2011). Methods for studying treefall gaps: A review. Forest Ecology and Management 261(7): 1143–1151. ISSN:0378-1127