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    Author(s): Lyle J. Guyon; Gary L. Rolfe; John M. Edgington; Guillermo A. Mendoza
    Date: 2003
    Source: In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 75-87
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Characteristics of woody vegetation were compared across six different southern Appalachian cove forests. Trees greater than 6.35 cm dbh were point sampled and regeneration was tallied on 25 m² subplots at all study sites. Overstory composition and structure differed between secondary and old-growth sites, which were dominated by yellow-poplar and eastern hemlock, respectively. Mean species richness and density-based diversity indices were higher in the secondary sites for both the overstory and regeneration strata. Shade tolerant species were favored in the regeneration strata at all sites, and yellow-poplar regeneration was rare throughout the study.

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    Guyon, Lyle J.; Rolfe, Gary L.; Edgington, John M.; Mendoza, Guillermo A. 2003. A comparative analysis of the diversity of woody vegetation in old-growth and secondary southern Appalachian cove forests. In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 75-87

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