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dc.contributor.advisorKabrick, John M.eng
dc.contributor.authorVillwock, Jason Leeeng
dc.coverage.spatialMissouri -- Dent Countyeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 14, 2011).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: John M. Kabrick.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 61 pageseng
dc.identifier.otherVillwockJ-042611-T5045eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11521eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2011 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011Theseseng
dc.subjectSinkin Experimental Forest Missouri ; Sinkin Creek Missourieng
dc.subject.lcshOak -- Breedingeng
dc.subject.lcshRed oak -- Breedingeng
dc.subject.lcshSlopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.eng
dc.subject.lcshUplandseng
dc.titleFactors influencing upland oak advance reproduction in the Missouri Ozarkseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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