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dc.contributor.advisorCowell, Charles Mark, 1964-eng
dc.contributor.authorHulting, Dustin J.eng
dc.coverage.spatialBoston Mountains (Ark. and Okla.)eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Springeng
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 (February 8, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Geography.eng
dc.description.abstractWhile diverse, mixed mesophytic forests are primarily found in the Appalachian Highlands, strikingly similar forests are noted as occurring in protected slopes and coves within the Boston Mountains of northwestern Arkansas. This project uses General Land Office survey records predating extensive European settlement to reconstruct regional forest patterns. Survey records were digitized into a Geographic Information Systems database in order to interpolate land cover and forest types as well as map tree species distributions within the study area. The results of this project show that woodlands and closed canopy forests dominated the landscape. While the forests of the Boston Mountains were dominated by regionally typical oak and hickory species, results show the presence of a mixed mesophytic forest type. This species association was found in the most rugged and protecting portions of the study area and displayed many traits common in southern Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb57716961eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4504
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshForests and forestryeng
dc.titleRegional patterns of presettlement forests in the Boston mountains of northwest Arkansaseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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