- Mount Saint Helens (Wash.),
- Vegetation dynamics -- Washington (State) -- Mount Saint Helens,
- Plant communities -- Washington (State) -- Mount Saint Helens
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens (MSH) proved a dramatic event with many important socio-economic consequences. In addition, this eruption resulted in an array of ecological consequences with subsequent studies and profound theoretical ramifications. The eruption created a complex gradient in disturbance severity on the northern aspect of MSH3, promoting successional processes from varying starting points and change rates. This study uses a landscape-scale approach to quantify spatio-temporal trends in vegetative responses to the eruption from 2000-2015, relying on Landsat TM and ETM+ imagery focusing on the primary and (i.e. no biological legacies) secondary (i.e. with biological legacies) succession zones that were studied 15 years ago.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andres-holz/12/