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dc.contributor.advisorLarsen, David R. (David Rolf)eng
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez Rubio, Hectoreng
dc.coverage.spatialColombiaeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 15, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. David Larseneng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009eng
dc.description.abstractA stem analysis was perform to examines the effects of thinning treatments on Melina (Gmelina arborea) wood quality and tree architecture in the North Coast of Colombia. 27 plots under forest management regimes and age classes were evaluated. Split-plot experimental design, stepwise regression and ANOVA were developed to analyze the data. The results reveal that high precipitation regions have the higher values in most of the physics and mechanicals properties of the wood and dry regions have the lower values. No management regime improves wood properties rather that other regimes; but the log grade analysis was the lowest. Intermediate thinning regime was the best treatment applied to increase wood properties, wood quality and log grade in Melina trees. Estimation of log grade through the harvest cycle shows the highest increments at Cordoba region. Dendrometric variables such as heartwood, sapwood, and diameter and crown height are good estimators of tree volume, taper and branch modeling.eng
dc.format.extentix, 100 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc516066720eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6171eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2009 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshStems (Botany)eng
dc.subject.lcshGmelina arboreaeng
dc.subject.lcshForest thinningeng
dc.subject.lcshForest managementeng
dc.titleStand structure development effects on wood quality of Melina (Gmelina arborea roxb.)eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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