How human encroachment changes the forest’s edge

Effects of the Urban Edge on Soil Conditions, Stand Structure, and Understory Composition in a Coast Redwood Forest


Nanako Oba, a graduate student in the Environmental Studies Department at San Jose State University, conducted a study at the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park to investigate the edge effects on soil, trees, and understory plants in recovering second- and third-growth redwood forests.

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