Factors influencing upland oak advance reproduction in the Missouri Ozarks

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Factors influencing upland oak advance reproduction in the Missouri Ozarks

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dc.contributor.advisor Kabrick, John M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Villwock, Jason Lee en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri -- Dent County
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T17:39:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T17:39:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other VillwockJ-042611-T5045 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11521
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 14, 2011). en_US
dc.description The 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.description Thesis advisor: John M. Kabrick. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2011. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry. en_US
dc.description.abstract Successful 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.extent viii, 61 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject Sinkin Experimental Forest Missouri ; Sinkin Creek Missouri en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oak -- Breeding en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Red oak -- Breeding en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Slopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Uplands en_US
dc.title Factors influencing upland oak advance reproduction in the Missouri Ozarks en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Forestry en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2011Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2011 Freely available theses (MU)


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