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Published by University of Maine, Maine Agricultural Experiment Station in Orono .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest ecology -- Maine.,
  • Pine -- Maine.,
  • Oak -- Maine.,
  • Holt Research Forest.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJack W. Witham...[et al.].
    SeriesTechnical bulletin -- 153
    ContributionsWitham, Jack W., University of Maine at Orono. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination164p. :
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17109718M

    Temperate savannas are an important ecotone between prairies and forests. I studied the effects of savanna restoration on ant communities because ants are important ecosystem engineers. Specifically, I studied the most effective way to sample ants in temperate savannas, and how savanna restoration efforts influence ant species communities. Pill-size holes pock their ashen trunks—a sign, along with the missing pine scent, of a forest reeling from an invasion. Beetles are chewing their way through American forests, sometimes felling Author: Maddie Oatman. The four main levels of study in ecology are the organism, population, community, and ecosystem. Ecosystem processes are those that sustain and regulate the environment. Ecological areas of study include topics ranging from the interactions and adaptations of organisms within an ecosystem to the abiotic processes that drive the development of. Still other studies characterized ecosystem processes associated with the herbaceous layer, such as productivity (Siccama et al. ). In this article, I review the recent literature to highlight the ecological significance of the herbaceous layer to the structure and function of forest ecosystems.


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A Long-Term Study of an Oak Pine Forest Ecosystem: A Brief Overview of the Holt Research Forest Holt Research Forest Staff Jack W Witham Associate Scientist Department of Wildlife Ecology Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr. Prqject Leader and Prifessor if Wildlife Ecology Libra Prifessor if Conservation Biology Department of Wildlife Ecology.

Long-term study of an oak pine forest ecosystem. Orono, Me.: College of Forest Resources, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jack W Witham.

However, long-term research on fire effects is lacking. Our Ecosystem Management Study was initiated in to quantify the effects of frequent and periodic prescribed fires on the structure, composition, and function of oak forest ecosystems.

The Long-Term Soil Productivity program conducts research designed to determine the effects of management systems on forest sustainability on National Forest lands.

Supplementary studies conducted in collaboration with forest industries and universities are designed to show whether detrimental effects can be mitigated by ameliorative practices.

Forest Management For White-tailed Deer. The Green Photos courtesy of WI DNR A forest is an ecosystem that is trying, ever so slowly, to put the deer’s “dinner table” out of reach. In general, as much of the northern forest region matures, what is called increase the oak component of the forest.

Unfortunately, improper timber harvest. Long-term study of a pine oak forest ecosystem: Holt Research Forest (poster and abstract). Page 84 in Kenefic, Laura and Mark J. Tweery (editors). Changing forests - challenging times, Proceedings of the New England Society of American Foresters 85th Winter Meeting.

USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NE In order to gain a better understanding of the effects of air pollution, climate change and other stress factors affecting UK forest ecosystems, long-term intensive monitoring plots were established in under the convention on long range air Pollution (CLRTAP).

Ten plots covered three important tree species Sitka spruce, Scots pine and Oak. The first, a short case study Restoring longleaf pine forest ecosystems in the southern United States, is in the book, Forest Restoration in the Boreal and Temperature Zones sponsored by IUFRO.

The second is a comprehensive state-of-the-art review, Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration, published as a USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. Southern Research Station began a long-term cooperative study to describe forest ecosystem response to three oak (Quercus spp.) shelterwood regeneration treatments in the central hardwoods region of the United States.

Pretreatment inventory data from 10 mature, mixed-oak forest stands on North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Game Lands wereAuthor: Tara L. Keyser, Chad E. Keyser. The National Ecosystem Observance Network (NEON) is a long-term study of ecosystems to help us understand the effects of A) nutrient cycling in eroded soils.

B) climate change and invasive species. C) primary succession on volcanic islands. D) efficiency of energy transfer between producers and. and conserving southern pine habitat for wildlife.

Any hope of ensuring long-term Introduction Family forest landowners attend a Forested Flyways Demonstration Field Day for gopher tortoise conservation.

Families own 69 percent or million acres of forestland in the South and will play an important. Approach for long-term ecological monitoring on forest ecosystems. Map of the study area showing Long-Term Ecological Plots.

Total basal area (m 2 /ha) of tree species in the LTEM plots. Sustaining the oak resource requires the ability to both regenerate and recruit oak into the overstory as dominant mature trees. Too often these two critical processes are disconnected in oak management, thwarting the best of intentions to sustain oak.

Restoring and sustaining oak forests require active management and long-term commitment. the ecological lessons that have resulted from long-term studies at Pringle Falls Experimental Forest.

Two differing yet interconnected themes will be followed: (1) management of existing old-growth ponderosa pine; and (2) management of immature ponderosa pine.

Examples of ecological lessons will be drawn from long-termCited by: 2. GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Northern red oak is a medium to large, variable deciduous tree [39,47].It is the tallest and most rapidly growing of the oaks [] and commonly reaches 65 to 98 feet ( m) in height and 2 to 3 feet ( m) in diameter [].On extremely favorable sites plants may grow to feet (49 m) and up to 8 feet ( m) in diameter [].

Terrestrial and marine ecosystems supply the foundation for human well-being and livelihood through the food, water, timber, and other goods and services they es over past decades have also revealed the importance of less visible but equally important services that ecosystems provide for society, such as water filtration, carbon storage, maintenance of biodiversity, protection.

Inthe Pacific Lumber Company contracted with VESTRA Resources to develop a year, period forest-ecosystem management plan for its properties to meet new California Board of Forestry wildlife, fisheries, and timber resource requirements and Cited by: 5.

However, his major focus is on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. He directs a nine-person team conducting a long-term study of an oak-pine forest in Maine, which has been in progress more than 15 years.

Pine forests represent a fire adapted ecosystems [22], and the upward expansion of chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) in the climax oak (Quercus spp.) forests is ushering changes in the forest ecosystem. 1) the community within this ecosystem consists of seven guppies and one catfish 2) the energy source for this ecosystem is the gas from the air stone 3) a population with this ecosystem is the three snails 4) cycling of materials is not necessary in this self-sustaining ecosystem.

red pine, paper birch, northern red oak, bur oak or white pine. These stands were usually a mix of species, comprised of two or more pine species and three or more deciduous species.

As the stands approach 60 years of age, the canopy separation between red pine/white pine and the other species becomes apparent. Restoration of Resilient Forests Fire history will be determined from fire dependent ecosystems Michigan (e.g., jack pine, red pine, and white pine forests, oak savanna, oak forests) and other forest regions in the United States (e.g., mixed-conifer forests in the Sierra Nevada) using the methodological approaches in applied historical ecology.

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment West State Street, West Lafayette, IN() ©Purdue University | An equal access, equal opportunity university.

If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please contact the Webmaster at [email protected]   A new study published in Ecosystems explores whether new croplands and pastures allocated across the territory facilitate fire extinction activities.

The authors found that more heterogeneous agro-forest mosaics increase fire suppression effectiveness and thus final burnt area decreases In densely populated fire-prone regions, interactions.

Best Management Practices for Pennsylvania Forests is a nontechnical guide to forest resource management intended for use by natural resource professionals and lay persons alike. All words and terms that may not be familiar to the reader are italicized the first time they appear and are defined in the glossary of forest terms at the end of this.

The term “species at risk” is a comprehensive term that includes all species whose long-term survival is questionable because of habitat loss in the longleaf pine-grassland ecosystem. For conciseness, the term longleaf ecosystem will replace longleaf pine-grassland ecosystem.

The pre-historical role of fire in the longleaf ecosystem Cited by: Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Resilience in a forest ecosystem describes its capacity to absorb a disturbance 1 without a significant long-term change to the forest community recolonizing afterward.

This is the case with whitebark pine. The ecological void created by the loss of whitebark pine (see case study. Describing long-term dynamics in oak stands is hindered by a lack of archival data.

In this study, archival data from the inventory of a ha area within the Sylamore Experimental Forest were compared to a recent inventory to quantify changes in forest structure and species composition of this upland oak forest in the Ozark Mountains of by: The Cedar Creek LTER combines long-term experimentation and observation to examine the controls of successional dynamics and spatial patterning in ecosystems at the prairie-forest boundary.

The LTER project has established more than permanent, long-term experimental plots as well as permanent observational plots distributed across a.

20% on plots without pines to 0% in stands where pine densities were trees/acre; a result of accumulated needle- fall (plots remained unburned throughout the study) and reduced light levels.

Efforts to restore and maintain wiregrass must include frequent burning in order to. Ozark forest ecosystem study shows how to better manage timber.

Februpp 1. Dey, D.C., Jensen, R.G., Wallendorf, M.J. Single-tree harvesting reduces survival and growth of oak stump sprouts in the Missouri Ozark Highlands. In Proceedings of the 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. Goals / Objectives Our study aims to predict the long-term effects of Hurricane Hugo on forest ecosystems using field and remotely sensed data of forest structure and processes together with forest succession models.

Specifically, we will (a) investigate the long-term forest community dynamics in coastal SC forests following Hurricane Hugo by continuing to collect and analyze field data; (b.

Long-term changes in forest structure and species composition of an upland oak forest in Arkansas. Forest Ecology and Management (1): Cook, Stephen, Cherry, Shane, Humes, Karen, Guldin, James, and Williams, Christopher.

Oak litter decomposition was slower than pine, and had an antagonistic effect on mixed litter decay. These results differ from other reported pine–oak associations, and are probably associated with a higher content of tannins and phenols in oak compared to pine litter in our study by: ecosystem carbon fluxes, using eddy covariance for ponderosa pine forests of the southwestern United States.

Materials and methods Study sites Our study compares two ponderosa pine sites: an unmanaged, undisturbed forest and a forest that burned in a stand-replacing wildfire. The sites are located 35km apart, in the vicinity of Flagstaff, in. An ecosystem, for example, might be as small as a stand of oak trees or a pond or as large and complex as a vast desert or rainforest.

Ecosystems that share similar characteristics of climate and vegetation can be grouped together to form regional-scale regions known as biomes. Identify examples of each ecosystem component (e.g., pine trees.

Long-term effects of prescribed fire on soils, fuels, vegetaton, and productivity of red pine forests Global study of forest influence on plant and beetle communities in harvest areas Using fire, harvest, and mechical treatments to restore barrens, savannahs, woodlands, and.

An old-growth forest — also termed primary forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, late seral forest, or forest primeval — is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community.

Old-growth features include diverse tree-related structures that provide diverse wildlife habitat that. Tuininga, A. & Dighton, J. () Changes in ectomycorrhizal communities and nutrient availability following prescribed burning in two upland pine-oak forests in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Can. For. Res. The experiment was designed to understand how forest management systems - a planned series of treatments for tending and regenerating the forest - as applied by the Missouri Department of Conservation, affect oak-hickory ecosystem components, such as forest interior songbirds, ground flora, overstory trees, forest floor invertebrates, to name a.

Abstract. Deciduous Forests of Eastern North America, written by E. LucyBraun and published inincluded a map depicting “original” (virgin) forest pattern. Her classification of forest regions remains an influential reference, though it was shaped by ecological assumptions that .Digging a 4-foot deep trench all the way around and feet in front of an expanding oak wilt center is the recommended method of treatment.

Oak trees threatened by oak wilt can be protected for a year or two with injections of fungicide containing the active ingredient propiconazole (Alamo).Abstract:The oak cover type in the Southern Great Plains includes one shrubland (sand shinnery oak) and four woodlands (cross timbers-Oklahoma, cross timbers-Texas, juniper-oak, and mesquite-oak).

In this paper, I focus on the ecological characteristics of the cross timbers, which is an upland forest dominated by post oak and blackjack oak.