Skip to Main Content
Early understory biomass response to organic matter removal and soil compactionAuthor(s): Felix Jr. Ponder
Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 544-551.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (187.5 KB)
DescriptionIn the Missouri Ozarks, 6 and 8 years after treatment, understory biomass differences between bole only harvesting (BO) and whole-tree plus forest floor harvesting were not different; neither were there understory biomass differences between no compaction and severe compaction. Separation of the biomass into broad species categories (trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, grasses, woody vines, and annual vines) showed some categories to be different between treatments. Some differences in species abundance over time were also noteworthy. Understory vegetation is important to the survival and growth of the developing stand and has significant implications for wildlife populations, fuel loads, and nutrient cycling, all of which can be considered part of site productivity.
- 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, email@example.com 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.
CitationPonder, Felix Jr. 2008. Early understory biomass response to organic matter removal and soil compaction. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 544-551.
- Nine-year response of hardwood understory to organic matter removal and soil compaction
- Understory growth and composition resulting from soil disturbances on the long-term soil productivity study sites in Mississippi
- Productivity of planted shortleaf pine in artificially compacted Clarksville soil
XML: View XML