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dc.contributor.advisorHe, Hong S.eng
dc.contributor.authorBellchamber, Sara B.eng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.date.submitted2004 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 29, 2006)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description.abstractBest management practices (BMPs) are essential to giving the forest manager guidelines to follow that result in the least amount of negative impact on the forest landscape and corresponding riparian areas. The purpose of this research project is to determine the effect that different riparian zone delineations, based on BMP, will have on landscape pattern and timber production over time. LANDIS will allow for the application of three buffer scenarios (a 20 m buffer, a 100 m buffer, and a variable width buffer based upon soil and topographic characteristics) upon the same landscape and the analysis of the results that each technique will have over a long period of time. These boundaries determined the extent to which even-aged harvesting practices would be applied. Results indicated that the most influential variable in the simulation was the application of harvest. The variable width buffer most efficiently protected the stream by widening the buffer from the stream at areas that are more susceptible to erosion or pollutant discharge. Analyzing the effects of different buffering scenarios upon landscape pattern and timber volume provides forest managers with better tools for deciding the best action to take in balancing timber harvest with the biological integrity of streams.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b55845617eng
dc.identifier.otherBellchamberS-122004-T175eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4106eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2004 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2004 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshBest management practices (Pollution prevention)eng
dc.subject.lcshRiparian areaseng
dc.subject.lcshForest landscape designeng
dc.titleSimulating the effects of riparian zone delineation and management practices on landscape pattern and timber productioneng
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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