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dc.contributor.advisorPallardy, Stephen G.eng
dc.contributor.authorDowell, Ryaneng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
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 7, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description.abstractFive Populus clones in two short rotation 5 year plantations were tested for biomass production and associated soil C changes in the central Missouri floodplain under climatic conditions of the Midwest. A Populus deltoides x Populus nigra (Eugenei) hybrid clone was also evaluated for production differences in response to soil moisture conditions across microtopograhic changes within a plantation. Destructive harvesting was employed in the successful development of statistical models used in predicting root, shoot, and total dry weights. Major groupings were identified with the two most local P. deltoides clones (2059 and 1112), having the greatest production as a result of superior efficiency in converting light energy into biomass. Soil C losses were identified over the course of the rotation, although there were net gains in total C of 32.5 t ha-1 and 15 t ha-1 in Plantations 1 and 2, respectively. Evidence of excessive soil moisture inhibiting growth in the Eugenei clone was also identified.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb57712025eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4549eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshPoplareng
dc.subject.lcshCottonwoodeng
dc.subject.lcshBlack poplareng
dc.subject.lcshFloodplainseng
dc.subject.lcshSoil moistureeng
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Carbon contenteng
dc.subject.lcshBiomasseng
dc.titleBiomass production of five populus clones, soil carbon and soil water content in a central Missouri floodplaineng
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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