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Simulating the effects of riparian zone delineation and management practices on landscape pattern and timber production

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dc.contributor.advisor He, Hong S. en
dc.contributor.author Bellchamber, Sara B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T21:12:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T21:12:50Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2004 Fall en
dc.identifier.other BellchamberS-122004-T175 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4106
dc.description The 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. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 29, 2006) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry. en_US
dc.description.abstract Best 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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Best management practices (Pollution prevention) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Riparian areas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forest landscape design en_US
dc.title Simulating the effects of riparian zone delineation and management practices on landscape pattern and timber production 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.identifier.merlin .b55845617 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2004 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2004 Freely available theses (MU)


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