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    Author(s): Ray R., Jr. Hicks; David E. Fosbroke; Shrivenkar Kosuri; Charles B. Yuill
    Date: 1991
    Source: In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 142.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The West Virginia University (WVU) Forest is a 7,600-acre tract located along the leading edge of gypsy moth infestation. The hazard rating study at the WVU Forest serves three objectives. First, hazard rating is being used to determine the extent and distribution of damage that can be expected when gypsy moth defoliation occurs. Second, susceptibility and vulnerability equations currently available in the literature are being tested. Finally, through the use of computer technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), the project demonstrates how to streamline the hazard rating process by applying surrogate variables (e.g. aspect and slope position) for prediction variables that are expensive to measure (e.g. species composition and site index).

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    Hicks, Ray R., Jr.; Fosbroke, David E.; Kosuri, Shrivenkar; Yuill, Charles B. 1991. The West Virginia university forest hazard rating study: the hazards of hazard rating. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Twery, Mark J.; Smith, Shirley I., eds. Proceedings, U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency gypsy moth research review 1990; East Windsor, CT. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-146. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 142.

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