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HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER Site Image 2
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HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER Site (Image 2)

February 14, 2013
Old growth forests like the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site located in the western Cascade Range of Oregon, are reservoirs of massive amounts of carbon, both above and below ground. Research studies at the Andrews Forest LTER focus on successional changes in ecosystems, forest-stream interactions, population dynamics of forest stands, patterns and rates of decomposition, and disturbance regimes in forest landscapes.