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1997

Forest Biology

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Variability In Forest Floor Mass And Nutrient Concentration Of Mature Pine-Hardwoods In The Ouachita Mountains, Hal O. Liechty, Michael G. Shelton, Edwin R. Lawson Jan 1997

Variability In Forest Floor Mass And Nutrient Concentration Of Mature Pine-Hardwoods In The Ouachita Mountains, Hal O. Liechty, Michael G. Shelton, Edwin R. Lawson

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Prior to timber harvesting, forest floor mass and nutrient concentrations in forest floor and mineral soil were determined in 24 mature, shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.)-hardwood stands occurring within the northern, eastern, southern and western sub-ecoregions of the Ouachita Mountains. The forest floor samples were collected at each of three locations representing the lower, mid, and upper slope positions within each stand. Samples of the L-(litter) and F-layers (fermentation) were collected separately. Materials from the L-layer were differentiated into hardwood foliage, pine foliage, and woody/reproductive components. Mass and nutrient concentrations of the various forest floor components were ...


Effects Of Retained Pine And Hardwood Basal Areas On Percent Cover Of Plants Utilized By Bobwhite Quail, David G. Peitz, Philip A. Tappe, Michael G. Shelton Jan 1997

Effects Of Retained Pine And Hardwood Basal Areas On Percent Cover Of Plants Utilized By Bobwhite Quail, David G. Peitz, Philip A. Tappe, Michael G. Shelton

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Percent cover of seven forage species utilized by bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) was determined before thinning and 2 and 4 years after thinning a 35-year-old loblolly pine-hardwood stand. Combinations of three loblolly pine (15, 18, and 21 m2/ha) and three hardwood (0, 3.5, and 7 m2/ha) basal areas were replicated three times. Percent cover was determined for American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), blackberry (Rubus spp.), tick trefoil (Desmodium spp.), lespedeza (Lespedeza spp.), panic grass (Panicum spp.), yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta), and three-seeded mercury (Acalypha spp.). Percent cover of American beautyberry and blackberry increased with time. Tick trefoil ...


Ground Flora Composition Following Harvesting Of A Bottomland Hardwood Forest In The Mississippi River Batture Lands, James E. Kellum, Eric Sundell, Brian Roy Lockhart Jan 1997

Ground Flora Composition Following Harvesting Of A Bottomland Hardwood Forest In The Mississippi River Batture Lands, James E. Kellum, Eric Sundell, Brian Roy Lockhart

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

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