Ecology, Species richness, Plant community, Species diversity and Interspecific competition are his primary areas of study. His Ecology study is mostly concerned with Understory, Ecological succession, Disturbance, Woody plant and Liana. His Understory research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Agroforestry, Herbivore and Fire regime.
His work carried out in the field of Species richness brings together such families of science as Population density, Old field and Competition. His Plant community study which covers Soil fertility that intersects with Body size and species richness, Intraspecific competition and Biomass. In his research, Resource and Spatial heterogeneity is intimately related to Biodiversity, which falls under the overarching field of Species diversity.
Walter P. Carson focuses on Ecology, Species richness, Herbivore, Plant community and Abundance. His work is connected to Understory, Species diversity, Liana, Canopy and Habitat, as a part of Ecology. Walter P. Carson has researched Species richness in several fields, including Salvage logging, Growing season, Deciduous, Competition and Seedling.
His Herbivore study incorporates themes from Trophic cascade, Invasive species, Ecosystem, Trophic level and Insect. The study incorporates disciplines such as Forest floor, Interspecific competition, Old field, Germination and Plant ecology in addition to Plant community. His Abundance research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Shrub and Rare species.
His main research concerns Ecology, Habitat, Canopy, Understory and Herbivore. Liana, Species richness, Abundance, Deciduous and Biodiversity are among the areas of Ecology where Walter P. Carson concentrates his study. His Habitat study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Host, Nutrient and Litter.
His research investigates the link between Canopy and topics such as Forestry that cross with problems in Black birch and Maple. His research on Understory often connects related areas such as Species diversity. His work in the fields of Herbivore, such as Exclosure, overlaps with other areas such as Citioica.
Walter P. Carson spends much of his time researching Ecology, Liana, Understory, Abundance and Canopy. In his research, Walter P. Carson undertakes multidisciplinary study on Ecology and Defaunation. The various areas that Walter P. Carson examines in his Liana study include Biomass, Carbon uptake and Carbon storage.
Walter P. Carson interconnects Microbial ecology, Shade tolerance and Black birch in the investigation of issues within Understory. His research integrates issues of Tetragastris, Seedling, Soil fertility and Bacteria in his study of Abundance. His Canopy research includes themes of Maple, Forestry, Regeneration and Tree species.
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On the formation of dense understory layers in forests worldwide: consequences and implications for forest dynamics, biodiversity, and succession
Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2006)
TREEFALL GAPS AND THE MAINTENANCE OF SPECIES DIVERSITY IN A TROPICAL FOREST
The impact of lianas on tree regeneration in tropical forest canopy gaps: evidence for an alternative pathway of gap‐phase regeneration
Journal of Ecology (2000)
Overcompensation by Plants: Herbivore Optimization or Red Herring?
Evolutionary Ecology (1993)
HERBIVORY AND PLANT SPECIES COEXISTENCE: COMMUNITY REGULATION BY AN OUTBREAKING PHYTOPHAGOUS INSECT
Ecological Monographs (2000)
The role of litter in an old-field community: impact of litter quantity in different seasons on plant species richness and abundance.
Lianas suppress tree regeneration and diversity in treefall gaps
Ecology Letters (2010)
Microsite variation and soil dynamics within newly created treefall pits and mounds.
Chris J. Peterson;Walter P. Carson;Brian C. McCarthy;S. T. A. Pickett.
Role of resources and disturbance in the organization of an old-field plant community.
Succession in old-field plant communities : effects of contrasting types of nutrient enrichment.
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