Homogenization of northern U.S. Great Lakes forests due to land use

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Human land use of forested regions has intensified worldwide in recent decades, threatening long-term sustainability. Primary effects include conversion of land cover or reversion to an earlier stage of successional development. Both types of change can have cascading effects through ecosystems; however, the long-term effects where forests are allowed to regrow are poorly understood. We quantify the regional-scale consequences of a century of Euro-American land use in the northern U.S. Great...
Authors: Lisa a. Schulte, David j. Mladenoff, Thomas r. Crow, Laura c. Merrick, David t. Cleland