Skip to Main Content
Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue.
Long-term partial cutting impacts on Desmognathus salamander abundance in West Virginia headwater streamsAuthor(s): Kurtis R. Moseley; W. Mark Ford; Thomas M. Schuler
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 254: 300-307.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (166.56 KB)
DescriptionTo understand long-term impacts of partial cutting practices on stream-dwelling salamanders in the central Appalachians, we examined pooled abundance of Desmognathus fuscus and D. monticola salamanders (hereafter Desmognathus) in headwater streams located within long-term silvicultural research compartments on the Fernow Experimental Forest, Tucker County, West Virginia. We sampled Desmognathus salamanders in 12 headwater streams within silvicultural research compartments that have been subjected to partial cutting for approximately 50 years. We used an information-theoretic approach to test five a priori models explaining partial cutting effects at the compartment-level on Desmognathus abundance and eight a priori models explaining stream reach-scale habitat effects on Desmognathus abundance.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationMoseley, Kurtis R.; Ford, W. Mark; Schuler, Thomas M. 2008. Long-term partial cutting impacts on Desmognathus salamander abundance in West Virginia headwater streams. Forest Ecology and Management. 254: 300-307.
KeywordsBest management practices, central Appalachians, Desmognathus, forest management, headwater streams, partial cutting, sedimentation
- Woodland salamander responses to a shelterwood harvest-prescribed burn silvicultural treatment within Appalachian mixed-oak forests
- Stand age and habitat influences on salamanders in Appalachian cove hardwood forests
- Variable infection of stream salamanders in the southern Appalachians by the trematode Metagonimoides oregonensis (family: Heterophyidae)
XML: View XML