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Historical beech and oak forests in Indiana GIS Label
Hanberry, Brice B.
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Hanberry, Brice B. 2018. Historical beech and oak forests in Indiana. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive.
This data publication contains a shapefile that provides tree percentages for historical beech and oak forests of Indiana. Data provided include the estimated percentage of beech, oak, ash, hickory, and sugar maple found in these forests, between 1799 and 1946, for each township in Indiana. These data were recovered, using unique GIS methods, from historical tree survey information stored in bar chart figures in Potzger et al. (1956) which presented the approximately 214,500 trees surveyed during that time period. The methods, tabular data, and findings are presented in Hanberry (2018).
biota; environment; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Landscape ecology; Environment and People; Forest & Plant Health; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Natural Resource Management & Use; Forest management; ash; beech; data recovery; figure; hickory; historical forests; oak; presettlement; sugar maple; TIF; historical tree surveys; General Land Office; GLO; Public Land Survey System; PLSS; Indiana
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