Response of natural and artificial pin oak reproduction to mid- and understory removal in a bottomland hardwood forest

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Response of natural and artificial pin oak reproduction to mid- and understory removal in a bottomland hardwood forest

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dc.contributor.advisor Dey, Daniel C. en
dc.contributor.advisor Kabrick, John M. en
dc.contributor.author Motsinger, Jonathan R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T17:49:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T17:49:01Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006 Fall en
dc.identifier.other MotsingerJ-010307-T5641 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4609
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 August 27, 2007) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry. en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pin oak -- Reproduction -- Effect of light on en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forest regeneration en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vegetation management en_US
dc.title Response of natural and artificial pin oak reproduction to mid- and understory removal in a bottomland hardwood forest 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 .b59447588 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 166326076 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2006 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2006 Freely available theses (MU)


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