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dc.contributor.advisorDwyer, John P. (John Patrick), 1946-eng
dc.contributor.authorWalter, Williameng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.date.submitted2011 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 21, 2012).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.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. John P. Dwyereng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description"July 2011"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Silvopasture is a practice that integrates elements of forest management, pasture management and livestock husbandry in a mutually beneficial manner (Clason and Sharrow, 2000). The term reflects a melding of silviculture and pasture management. The concept of using forested areas to benefit livestock is not new. However, integrating management of timber, forage and livestock to provide mutualistic benefits (i.e. silvopasture) is a novel concept for today's land managers. Although 0.76 of 1.79 million hectares of farm woodlands are currently grazed in Missouri (Vilsack and Clark, 2009), our current knowledge of how to successfully develop a silvopasture practice within hardwood forests is limited. Therefore, the purpose of this dissertation is to enhance the understanding of the use of silvopasture practices in regulated, upland hardwood forest pastures. This research reports on the effect of a silvopasture practice on: tree quality, overstory tree growth, underplanted white oak regeneration growth, and tree crown development. In the final chapter a model is developed to express forest development over the eight years following implementation of silvopasture management. Based on the relationship between crown measurements and diameter at breast height, the model expresses crown cover as a percent of a hectare. This model is used to identify future forest manipulations necessary to sustain the desired forest conditions of a silvopasture practice.eng
dc.format.extentxiii, 130 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872562858eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/14273
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/14273eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subjectsilvopastureeng
dc.subjectoverstoryeng
dc.subjectforageeng
dc.subjectlivestockeng
dc.titleSilvopasture's effect on growth and development of white and black oaks in an intensively managed upland central hardwood foresteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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