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    Author(s): Steven L. Sheriff; Shuoqiong He
    Date: 1997
    Source: In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 26-40.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is an experiment that examines the effects of three forest management practices on the forest community. MOFEP is designed as a randomized complete block design using nine sites divided into three blocks. Treatments of uneven-aged, even-aged, and no-harvest management were randomly assigned to sites within each block. Pre-treatment data have been collected to ensure that results can be adjusted in terms of pre-existing conditions. Interdisciplinary studies are conducted within this design to provide information about relationships of different forest components. MOFEP's design was selected to allow the most flexibility to forest managers during the implementation phase while accounting for among block variation in examining treatment effects.

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    Sheriff, Steven L.; He, Shuoqiong. 1997. The experimental design of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project. In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 26-40.

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