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dc.contributor.advisorKabrick, John M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVillwock, Jason Leeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Dent County
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 14, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: John M. Kabrick.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.en_US
dc.description.abstractSuccessful oak stand regeneration requires an abundance of well developed advance reproduction. Past studies have found that oak reproduction varies on upland landscapes by inferred measures of nutrient and water supply such as site index, slope-aspect, and slope position. There is a need to relate oak reproduction to soil nutrient and water supply parameters to better understand variations in oak reproduction on upland landscapes. On the USDA Forest Service, Sinkin Experimental Forest, located in the Missouri Ozarks, we used regression models for estimating the advance reproduction density of red oaks, white oaks, and non-oaks. The abundance of red oak advance reproduction was smaller on northeast-facing slopes and inversely related to soil plant available water capacity (AWC) and soil base saturation (BS) suggesting a greater accumulation on sites having both a lesser water and nutrient supply. The abundance of non-oaks was greater on northeast-facing slopes and positively related to site index and Bs suggesting a greater accumulation on sites having a greater site quality and nutrient supply. There were no significant models relating these factors to the abundance of white oak advance reproduction however it was significantly (P [lesser than] 0.05) correlated to the abundance of red oak advance reproduction.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 61 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherVillwockJ-042611-T5045en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11521
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2011 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011Theses
dc.subjectSinkin Experimental Forest Missouri ; Sinkin Creek Missourien_US
dc.subject.lcshOak -- Breedingen_US
dc.subject.lcshRed oak -- Breedingen_US
dc.subject.lcshSlopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.en_US
dc.subject.lcshUplandsen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing upland oak advance reproduction in the Missouri Ozarksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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