At the centennial of the Santa Rita Experimental Range, historical analysis is called for on two levels. First, as a major site in the history of range ecology, the Santa Rita illuminates past successes and failures in science and management and the ways in which larger social, economic, and…
Keywords: range science, range ecology, history, carrying capacity, mesquite, Frederic Clements, semiarid rangelands
Source: In: McClaran, Mitchel P.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Edminster, Carleton B., tech. coords. Santa Rita Experimental Range: 100 years (1903 to 2003) of accomplishments and contributions; conference proceedings; 2003 October 30-November 1; Tucson, AZ. Proc. RMRS-P-30. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-15.
This annotated bibliography spans over60 years of research at Coweeta from 1934 through part of 1994, and includes earlier papers onforest influenteswritten atthe Appalachian Station beforethe establishment of Coweeta. It is a modification and update of previous compilations of research results at…
Keywords: General information, history
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-86. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 115 p.
Mike Napolitano has written a short paper on this subject as part of his Master's degree work in the Geology Department at Humboldt State University. Mike has produced a "sediment budget" for the North Fork, and took past logging history into account in his work. Francis Jackson is a long-time…
Keywords: PSW4351, Caspar Creek, history, suspended sediment, bedload, fish, North Fork, Fort Bragg, California
Source: Jackson Demonstration State Forest Newsletter, No. 33, April 1989. p. 4-7.
We developed the landscape age-class demographics simulator (LADS) to model historical variability in the amount of old-growth and late-successional forest in the Oregon Coast Range over the past 3,000 years. The model simulated temporal and spatial patterns of forest fires along with the resulting…
Keywords: fire regimes, history
Source: Conservation Biology. 14(1): 167-180
Research that defines the role of fire in upland red oak-pine ecosystems in central Ontario is being conducted by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Silviculture program. Site-specific fire histories are being developed that document fire frequency, fire behavior, fire effects on forest regeneration and…
Keywords: Fire, history, Ontario, oak, Silviculture, oak regeneration
Source: Forest Research Note. Issue 54. 1996. pp. 1-4
In April 1856, a surveyor named Granville McPherson, toiling in the rugged hills north of present-day Harrison, Arkansas, was growing increasingly frustrated. The source of his aggravation was a deeply flawed original land survey filed by one of his predecessors, Charles H. Pelham. Years earlier,…
Keywords: history, Arkansas, Public Land Survey System
Source: Arkansas Historical Quarterly. 73(3): 268-292
As defined by Ascher, biocomplexity results from a "multiplicity of interconnected relationships and levels. "However, no integrative framework yet exists to facilitate the application of this concept to coupled human-natural systems. Indeed, the term "biocomplexity" is still used primarily as a…
Keywords: biocomplexity, biodiversity, heterogeneity, history, cross-disciplinary, integration, space time, organization, metaphor
Source: Ecosystems. 8(3): 225-232.
The Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) team synthesizes information about wildland fires, their history in U.S. ecosystems, and their effects on U.S. wildland plants, lichens, and animals. Found at www.feis-crs.org/feis/, FEIS publications can be used for many…
Keywords: Fire Effects Information System (FEIS), wildland fires, history, effects, ecology
Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 16. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.
Reviews the nature and history of Missouri forests, private and public, and considers the status and prospects for ecological, watershed, and socioeconomic sustainability, and sustainable balance among timber growth, non-timber resources, harvest, and consumption. Discusses sustainable…
Keywords: Ecology, silviculture, Ozarks, history, policy, Pioneer Forest, chip mills
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-239. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 251 p.
A series of maps showing spruce budworm defoliation in Minnesota, 1954-1977
Keywords: Insect outbreaks, maps, history
Source: Research Note NC-243. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station