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Research Article

Ecological Importance of Large-Diameter Trees in a Temperate Mixed-Conifer Forest

  • James A. Lutz mail,

    jlutz@uw.edu

    Affiliation: College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Andrew J. Larson,

    Affiliation: Department of Forest Management, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America

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  • Mark E. Swanson,

    Affiliation: School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • James A. Freund

    Affiliation: School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: May 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036131

About the Authors

James A. Lutz
College of the Environment, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Andrew J. Larson
Department of Forest Management, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, United States of America
Mark E. Swanson
School of the Environment, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
James A. Freund
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jlutz@uw.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JAL AJL MES JAF. Performed the experiments: JAL AJL MES JAF. Analyzed the data: JAL AJL MES JAF. Wrote the paper: JAL AJL MES.