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    Author(s): Ming Xu; Sari C. Saunders; Jiquan Chen
    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: 41-55.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We characterized the landscape structure within and surrounding the MOFEP study sites using Landsat TM data and GIS databases. Up to 31 percent of the landscape was within Iiparian zones. Road density was 1.4 km/km2 within the landscape but reached 2.0 km/km2 within 40-m stream buffers. More than 99 percent of the region had a slope <40 percent; about 92 percent of the area had an elevation <300 m. Land was evenly distributed among aspect categories. Upland forest dominated the landscape. Patch types were differentially distributed by elevation and slope but evenly distributed by aspect. An average of >80 percent of patches existed as edge habitat.

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    Xu, Ming; Saunders, Sari C.; Chen, Jiquan. 1997. Analysis of Landscape Structure in the Southeastern Missouri Ozarks. 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: 41-55.

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