Skip to Main Content
Species-site relationships in a Northern Arkansas upland forestAuthor(s): Eric Heitzman; Michael G. Shelton; Ruth Ann Chapman
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 570-573
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
PDF: Download Publication (333 KB)
DescriptionPhytosociological aspects of the forest vegetation were described for a 780-ha area on the Sylamore Experimental Forest in northern Arkansas. Pronounced changes in species composition occurred with topographic position in this deeply dissected area. For the overstory, oaks and pines dominated the upper slope positions, while other tree species dominated the lower slopes and hollows. However, other tree species dominated the understory and reproduction strata of all topographic positions. Species diversity was highest in the hollows and declined going upslope for the overstory and understory, but diversity was lowest in the hollows for reproduction, which probably reflected the dominance of several shrub species. Some variation in species composition could also be attributed to aspect. The described gradients in species composition have implications for the silvicultural ease of obtaining reproduction of targeted species within the area.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- 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.
CitationHeitzman, Eric; Shelton, Michael G.; Chapman, Ruth Ann. 2006. Species-site relationships in a Northern Arkansas upland forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 570-573
- Initial effects of prescribed burning and thinning on plant communities in the Southeast Missouri ozarks
- Regional and geomorphic influence on the productivity, composition, and structure of oak ecosystems in the western central hardwoods region
- Regeneration in mixed conifer shelterwood cuttings in the Cascade Range of eastern Oregon.
XML: View XML