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dc.contributor.advisorLarsen, David R. (David Rolf)eng
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Jason Leeeng
dc.coverage.spatialOzark Mountainseng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
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 August 12, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description.abstractThis study examined how overstory density affects regeneration abundance and understory height growth in the Missouri Ozark Highlands. Data were collected on three different treatment types, no harvest management, uneven-aged management, and even-aged management. The probability of obtaining regeneration that met height and abundance thresholds decreased with increasing overstory density for white oaks, red oaks, and non-oaks. A relatively small increase in overstory basal area significantly decreased success probabilities for the red oaks, white oaks and non-oaks. For understory growth, the probability of obtaining height growth thresholds for red oaks, white oaks, and non-oak species decreased with increasing overstory density. Height growth of red oaks, white oaks, and non-oaks were not statistically different when overstory density was increased above the clearcut level. Results suggest that regulating overstory density is necessary to control regeneration abundance and understory height growth. Reducing overstory density below the B-level on the Gingrich diagram (1967) may be necessary to allow sufficient light to penetrate the forest floor for adequate regeneration abundance and understory height growth.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb70623727eng
dc.identifier.oclc430209963eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5755eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2008 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshForest canopieseng
dc.subject.lcshForest regenerationeng
dc.subject.lcshOak -- Reproductioneng
dc.titleOverstory density and its effect on oak regeneration abundance and oak understory height growth in the Missouri Ozark Highlandseng
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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