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dc.contributor.advisorDey, Daniel C.en
dc.contributor.advisorKabrick, John M.en
dc.contributor.authorMotsinger, Jonathan R.en_US
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Fallen
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.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 27, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to determine whether mid- and understory removal in combination with ground flora vegetation control would result in a sufficient increase in light to foster the development of pin oak (Quercus palustris Muenchh.) advance reproduction without releasing non-oak competitors. Implementation of three artificial regeneration treatments (direct seeding pin oak acorns, planting 1-0 pin oak bareroot seedlings, and planting pin oak RPMP®P seedlings) was also conducted on these same bottomland forest sites in southeastern Missouri. The mid- and understory removal treatment increased the amount of photosynthetically active radiation reaching the understory from 3 percent of full sunlight to 16 percent of full sunlight. This increase in light led to an increase in the proportion of pin oak advance reproduction present in the understory from 1.5 percent of all advance reproduction in control areas to 28.1 percent in removal treatment areas. Ground flora control had a negative influence on the proportion of advance reproduction as well as on survival and growth of all reproduction types. After three years, the highest survivals were observed in RPMP®P and bareroot seedlings. The greatest basal diameter growth rates were observed in direct-seeded and natural seedlings and the greatest height growth rates were observed in direct seeded seedlings. RPMP®P and bareroot seedlings were, however, considerably larger than were the natural and direct seeded seedlings.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b59447588en_US
dc.identifier.oclc166326076en_US
dc.identifier.otherMotsingerJ-010307-T5641en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4609
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2006 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.subject.lcshPin oak -- Reproduction -- Effect of light onen_US
dc.subject.lcshForest regenerationen_US
dc.subject.lcshVegetation managementen_US
dc.titleResponse of natural and artificial pin oak reproduction to mid- and understory removal in a bottomland hardwood foresten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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