Quantitative data on structure and composition of all strata of vegetation were collected from 20 study sites in the Boston Mountains Subsection of the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas in June 2004. All study sites were located at upper slope or ridgetop positions and occurred at elevations…
Keywords: Appalachians, forest ecology, Ozarks, vegetation
Source: Rhodora. 109(938): 197-221.
An electronic aroma detection (EAD) technology known as conductive polymer analysis (CPA) was evaluated as a means of identifying and discriminating woody samples of angiosperms and gymnosperms using an analytical instrument (electronic nose) that characterizes the aroma profiles of volatiles…
Keywords: Artificial olfaction, electronic nose detection, forest ecology, forest management, plant chemotaxonomy, Quercus, woody sample identification
Source: Forest Ecology and Management 209 (2005) 207-224
Ponderosa pine forests are important because of their wide distribution, commercial value, and because they provide habitat for many plants and animals. Ponderosa pine forests are noted for their variety of passerine birds resulting from variation in forest composition and structure modified by…
Keywords: Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine, Southwest, forest ecology
Source: In: Block, William M.; Finch, Deborah M. (Tech. eds.). Songbird ecology in southwestern ponderosa pine forests: a literature review. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-292. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Deptartment of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 3-27.
Proceedings of the Ninth Central Hardwood Forest Conference includes one invited paper, 39 volunteer papers, and 13 volunteer poster abstracts. Presentations encompassed forest biology, protection, silviculture, ecology, inventory, yield, economics, marketing, wildlife management, soils, and…
Keywords: forest ecology, silviculture, protection, regeneration
Source: General Technical Report NC-161. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Four invited papers, 46 volunteer papers, and 11 volunteer poster summaries presented at the 11th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. Presentation topics included harvesting, economics, forest health, silviculture, ecology, genetics, physiology, and regeneration.
Keywords: forest management, forest ecology, silviculture, stand dynamics, forest health, tree physiology, forest economics, harvesting
Source: General Technical Report NC-188. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Research on oak (Quercus L.) regeneration has generally consisted of smallscale studies of treatments designed to favor oak, including consideration of site quality and topographic effects on oak regeneration. However, these experiments have not consistently factored in broader-scale ecological…
Keywords: oak regeneration, experimental design, ecological classification, modeling, forest ecology, silviculture
Source: New Forests. 37: 123-135.
An index compiled of the first 12 Central Hardwood Forest Conference proceedings indexed by title, subject, author, and species.
Keywords: Forest Management, forest ecology, silviculture, protection, regeneration, harvesting, tree physiology, harvesting
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-225. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station
This summary report synthesizes the findings contained in the Southern Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment (General Technical Report SRS-55). The Assessment provides a review of critical wildland-urban interface issues, challenges, and needs for the Southern United States. Topics include population…
Keywords: Demographics, economics, fire, forest ecology, land-use planning, natural resource management, public policy, taxation, urbanization, wildland- urban interface
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-64. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 13 p.
Knowledge of regional-scale patterns of ecological community structure, and of factors that control them, is largely conceptual. Regional- and local-scale factors associated with regional variation in community composition have not been quantified. We analyzed data on woody plant species abundance…
Keywords: Canonical correspondence analysis, forest ecology, gradient analysis, Oregon, plant communities, regional vegetation analysis, species diversity, variance partitioning, woody plants
Source: Ecological Monographs. 68(2): 151-182
Two strategies for managing forests for multiple values have achieved prominence in debates in the Pacific Northwest: (1) legacy retention with passive management and long rotations, and (2) intensive management for timber with commercial thinnings and long rotations. Northern flying squirrels (…
Keywords: Douglas fir, ecosystem management, forest ecology, forest management, Glaucomys sabrinus, managed forest, Pacific Northwest, silviculture, squirrels, Tamias townsendii, Tamiasciurus douglasii, thinning, old growth restoration
Source: Ecological Applications. 10(1): 1-100; 248-257.