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High-Purity Recycling Of Hematite And Zn/Cu Mixture From Waste Smelting Slag, Yang Huo, Xiang Song, Suiyi Zhu, Yu Chen, Xue Lin, Yaqiong Wu, Zhan Qu, Ting Su, Xinfeng Xie Dec 2020

High-Purity Recycling Of Hematite And Zn/Cu Mixture From Waste Smelting Slag, Yang Huo, Xiang Song, Suiyi Zhu, Yu Chen, Xue Lin, Yaqiong Wu, Zhan Qu, Ting Su, Xinfeng Xie

Michigan Tech Publications

In this study, Zn/Cu-bearing smelting slag was recycled via an integrated acid dissolution and hematite precipitation method. The slag was dissolved in nitric acid to generate an acid solution containing 23.5 g/L Fe, 4.45 g/L Zn and 2.81 g/L Cu, which was subjected to hydrothermal treatment with the addition of levulinic acid (LA). More than 99.95% of the initial Fe content was removed as hematite particles with diameters of approximately 200 nm, and the residual Fe concentration in the acid was 0.43 mg/L. The generated hematite contained 97.3% Fe2O3 ...


Tree Seedling Planting Guide, Gabrielle Harden, Michael R. Kuhns Oct 2020

Tree Seedling Planting Guide, Gabrielle Harden, Michael R. Kuhns

All Current Publications

A seedling is a tree less than three feet in height. This fact sheet covers obtaining, planting, and caring for small seedling trees and other woody plants. These trees can be sold and planted as bare-root or containerized stock.


Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang Oct 2020

Use Of Altmetrics To Analyze Scholarworks In Natural Resource Management, David L. Kulhavy, R Philip Reynolds, Daniel R. Unger, Matthew W. Mcbroom, I-Kuai Hung, Yanli Zhang

Faculty Publications

Digital preservation of library materials has increased the need for methods to access the documents and contents maintained in digital archives. The use of altmetrics to quantify the impact of scholarly works, including PlumX, is increasing readership by listing articles in reference services. The outreach from the digital repository ScholarWorks at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) highlights the impact within the natural resources community from Digital Commons, Forest Sciences Commons; and from the Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Commons. The use of PlumX altmetrics was examined to evaluate usage, impact, and digital audience downloads for the Arthur Temple College ...


Return To Campus_Learning Environment, University Of Maine Oct 2020

Return To Campus_Learning Environment, University Of Maine

University of Maine Communications

Screenshot of University of Maine Fall 2020 webpage regarding SFR220 - Environment and Society, professor Jessica Leahy cancelling a week of lectures focused on public lands and asked students to spend an hour hiking, walking and otherwise experiencing conservation areas near them. Also, for SFR478 - Tools for Forest Management Leahy modified the course to take advantage of forests managed by the University of Maine and Orono Land Trust that were within walking distance of campus.


Reconstruction Of Piñon–Juniper Woodlands In The Sky Islands Of The Davis Mountains, Texas, Usa, Mohammad Bataineh, Brian P. Oswald, Hans M. Williams, Dan Unger, I-Kuai Hung Oct 2020

Reconstruction Of Piñon–Juniper Woodlands In The Sky Islands Of The Davis Mountains, Texas, Usa, Mohammad Bataineh, Brian P. Oswald, Hans M. Williams, Dan Unger, I-Kuai Hung

Faculty Publications

Piñon (Pinus spp. L.)–juniper (Juniperus spp. L.) woodlands’ historical stand structures were recreated to provide reference conditions and document long‐term changes in the Sky Islands of the Davis Mountains, Texas. Restoration of these isolated woodlands requires insights into the range of variability in current and historical stand structures, as well as an understanding of the spatiotemporal establishment and recruitment patterns of tree species. With drastic changes in forests and woodlands of the Southwestern United States widely reported, the main objective of this study was to reconstruct woodland tree temporal and spatial establishment patterns. A stratified random sampling approach ...


Smokejumper Magazine, October 2020, National Smokejumper Association Oct 2020

Smokejumper Magazine, October 2020, National Smokejumper Association

Smokejumper and Static Line Magazines

This issue of the National Smokejumper Association (NSA) Smokejumper Magazine contains the following articles: Message from the President; Part II: Canopies Over the Kandik; Happy 50th, Earth Day!; Sounding Off from the Editor; Letters to the Editor; How I Value My Interagency Working Opportunities with Federal Agencies; On the Road to a National Wildfire Agency: Part III; What Happened?; Then and Now; The Jump List, Men of the '40s; Smokejumper Keep the Flame Legacy Jump List; Recording Smokejumper History; Paradise with a Wind Chill-Part II; A UFO Story; Margarita Phillips Memorial Project by the TRAMPS; A Day in the Lake ...


Soil Chemistry And Enzyme Data Examining Impacts Of Callery Pear Stem Cutting, Michaela Jean Woods, Grace K. Attea, Ryan W. Mcewan Oct 2020

Soil Chemistry And Enzyme Data Examining Impacts Of Callery Pear Stem Cutting, Michaela Jean Woods, Grace K. Attea, Ryan W. Mcewan

Five Rivers MetroParks Collaboration Data Archive

This dataset encompasses information following the collection of soil from underneath cut and treated Callery pear stems and untreated Callery pear trees. Soil was assessed for moisture, pH, and enzyme activities.


Vegetative And Edaphic Responses In A Northern Mixed Conifer Forest Three Decades After Harvest And Fire: Implications For Managing Regeneration And Carbon And Nitrogen Pools, R. Kasten Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese Sep 2020

Vegetative And Edaphic Responses In A Northern Mixed Conifer Forest Three Decades After Harvest And Fire: Implications For Managing Regeneration And Carbon And Nitrogen Pools, R. Kasten Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese

Michigan Tech Publications

Research Highlights: This experiment compares a range of combinations of harvest, prescribed fire, and wildfire. Leveraging a 30-year-old forest management-driven experiment, we explored the recovery of woody species composition, regeneration of the charismatic forest tree species Larix occidentalis Nutt., and vegetation and soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) pools. Background and Objectives: Initiated in 1967, this experiment intended to explore combinations of habitat type phases and prescribed fire severity toward supporting regeneration of L. occidentalis. At onset of the experiment, a wildfire affected a portion of the 60 research plots, allowing for additional study. Our objective was to better understand ...


Ecological Factors Influencing Wild Pig Damage To Planted Pine And Hardwood Seedlings, Micah P. Fern, James B. Armstrong, Rebecca J. Barlow, John S. Kush Sep 2020

Ecological Factors Influencing Wild Pig Damage To Planted Pine And Hardwood Seedlings, Micah P. Fern, James B. Armstrong, Rebecca J. Barlow, John S. Kush

Human–Wildlife Interactions

Expanding wild pig (Sus scrofa) populations across the southern United States has the potential to impact longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) restoration efforts. The depredation of planted pine seedlings is the most widespread and economically costly damage caused by wild pigs in forest plantations. A better understanding of the ecological factors affecting depredation rates will allow managers to implement best management practices to reduce seedling mortality from wild pigs at their most vulnerable stage of growth. From March 2016 to March 2017, we evaluated wild pig preferences for planted pine and hardwood species at a 34.4-ha cutover site and 4 ...


Winter Lakes High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Winter Lakes High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 7–12 at Winter Lakes High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in March 2019. Participation was voluntary. Winter Lakes High School had 300 students during 2018–2019, 68 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 23%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Powers Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Powers Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 7–12 at Powers Jr./Sr. High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. Powers Jr./Sr. High School had 50 students during 2018–2019, 27 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 54%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Sedomocha Middle School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Sedomocha Middle School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 6–8 in SeDoMoCha Middle School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. SeDoMoCha Middle School had 242 students during 2018-2019, 199 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 82%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question; middle schoolers had fewer questions to answer. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Piscataquis Community High School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Piscataquis Community High School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 9–12 at Piscataquis Community High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. Piscataquis Community High School had 120 students during 2018–2019, 120 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 100%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Penquis Valley School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Penquis Valley School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 6–12 at Penquis Valley School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. Penquis Valley School had 130 students in these grades during 2018-2019, 103 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 79%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Piscataquis & N. Somerset Counties (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Piscataquis & N. Somerset Counties (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from school principals, students at 5 schools in Piscataquis and N. Somerset Counties in Maine were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey between February and May, 2019. Participation was voluntary. The schools had a combined 666 students enrolled during 2018–2019, 578 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 87%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Greenville Consolidated School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Greenville Consolidated School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 6–12 at Greenville Consolidated School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. Greenville Consolidated School had 106 students in these grades during 2018-2019, 94 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 88%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Forest Hills Consolidated School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Forest Hills Consolidated School (Me), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 6–12 at Forest Hills Consolidated School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in May 2019. Participation was voluntary. Forest Hills Consolidated School had 68 students in these grades during 2018-2019, 62 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 91%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


North Bend High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

North Bend High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 7–12 at North Bend High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in May 2019. Participation was voluntary. North Bend High School had 772 students during 2018–2019, 260 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 34%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 7–12 at Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in March 2019. Participation was voluntary. Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School had 215 students during 2018– 2019, 106 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 49%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Marshfield High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Marshfield High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 8–12 in Marshfield High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in April 2019. Participation was voluntary. Marshfield High School had 1,000 students during 2018-2019, 400 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 40%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Coquille Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Coquille Jr./Sr. High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 7–12 at Coquille Jr./Sr. High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in February 2019. Participation was voluntary. Coquille Jr./Sr. High School had 350 students during 2018–2019, 311 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 89%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Bandon High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Bandon High School (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from the school principal, students in grades 9–12 at Bandon High School were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey in January 2019. Participation was voluntary. Bandon High School had 215 students during 2018–2019, 160 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 74%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Coos County (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo Sep 2020

Coos County (Or), Mindy Crandall, Jessica Leahy, Nicole Bernsen, Jesse Abrams, Autumn Ellison, Alexa Carleton, Liz Capodilupo

Rural Youth Futures

With permission from school principals, students at 7 schools in Coos County were given a link to an anonymous, electronic survey between January and May in 2019. Participation was voluntary. The schools had a combined 2,902 students enrolled during 2018–2019, 1,332 of which took the survey for a participation rate of 46%. Every question was optional, so the number of responses varies by question. Fact sheets for all schools and each county are available online at: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/rural_youth_futures/


Ethno-Medicinal Survey For Some Wild Plants Of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan, Ramiz Raja, Tasveer Zahra Bokhari, Shakil Ahmad, Saeed Ahmad Malik, Kausar Hussain, Kashif Nadeem Sep 2020

Ethno-Medicinal Survey For Some Wild Plants Of Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan, Ramiz Raja, Tasveer Zahra Bokhari, Shakil Ahmad, Saeed Ahmad Malik, Kausar Hussain, Kashif Nadeem

Journal of Bioresource Management

Wild plants have always held economic, nutritional and medicinal value for human beings. Present work is the study of local information of some wild plants being used for remedial purposes in District Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The indigenous knowledge of local conventional uses was collected through survey and personal interviews during field trips. A total of 50 plant species were identified by taxonomic description using field guides and locally by medicinal knowledge of people living in the area. About 150 informers were interviewed randomly to record local names and ethno-medicinal uses of different plant species.


Effects Of Experimental Lightgaps And Topography On Enrichment Plantings In A Central Amazonian Secondary Forest, Tony Vizcarra Bentos, Henrique E. M. Nascimento, Marisangela Dos Anjos Marisangela, G. Bruce Williamson Sep 2020

Effects Of Experimental Lightgaps And Topography On Enrichment Plantings In A Central Amazonian Secondary Forest, Tony Vizcarra Bentos, Henrique E. M. Nascimento, Marisangela Dos Anjos Marisangela, G. Bruce Williamson

Faculty Publications

Enrichment plantings into secondary forest are an important option in restoring species diversity and ecosystem services. However, little attention has been given to environmental requirements for species performance. This study evaluated the effects of lightgaps and topographic position on the growth and survival of four native tree species (Pouteria caimito, Garcinia macrophylla, Dipteryx odorata and Cynometra bauhiniaefolia) planted into a 26-year old secondary forest originating from abandoned pastures in the central Amazon Basin. Artificial lightgaps and control plots under closed canopy were uniformly distributed on plateaus and bottomlands near water bodies. Seedlings were planted randomly into the plots and monitored ...


Initial Establishment Success Of Five Forages In An East Texas Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) Silvopasture, Michael Richard, Ken Farrish, Brian P. Oswald, Hans M. Williams, Michael Maurer Sep 2020

Initial Establishment Success Of Five Forages In An East Texas Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) Silvopasture, Michael Richard, Ken Farrish, Brian P. Oswald, Hans M. Williams, Michael Maurer

Faculty Publications

The establishment at the end of 1 year of five forages was evaluated in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) silvopasture system. The five forages were: ‘Pensacola” bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Fluegge), “Texas Tough” bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L. Pers.), “Alamo” switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), “San Marcos” Eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides L.), and a native mix containing 45% “Texas” little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium Michx Nash), 15% sand lovegrass (Eragrostis trichodes Nutt. L. Alph. Wood), 15% “Blackwell” switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), 10% “Lometa” indiangrass (Sorgastrum nutans L. Nash), 10% “Haskell” sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula Michx Torr) and 5% “Earl” big bluestem (Andropgon gerardii ...


Fostering Climate Change Resilience: A Socio-Ecological Forest Systems Approach, Alyssa R. Soucy Aug 2020

Fostering Climate Change Resilience: A Socio-Ecological Forest Systems Approach, Alyssa R. Soucy

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As climate change continues to impact socio-ecological systems, those that rely on natural resources are highly sensitive to climatic changes. Maine’s forest industry provides for the economic and social well-being of many residents and is especially vulnerable to climate change impacts. Changes in growing season length and timing, forest health threats imposed by insects and pathogens, extreme weather events, shifting forest composition, and changes in natural disturbance severity and frequency have already begun, and are projected to continue, to impact forest systems in the Northeastern U.S. While climate change presents a threat to forest systems, opportunities also arise ...


Foliage Type Controls Mercury Input, Storage, And Release In The Boreal Forest, Madelaine J R Anderson Aug 2020

Foliage Type Controls Mercury Input, Storage, And Release In The Boreal Forest, Madelaine J R Anderson

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Mercury (Hg) is a naturally occurring element with a complex biogeochemical cycle. Forests act as net sinks for both carbon (C) and Hg as foliage accumulates Hg with time. Litterfall represents a main input of C and Hg into forest soils. My aim was to investigate how foliage type (coniferous, deciduous) governs the input of Hg into forests with a field-based study that measured Hg accumulation over a growing season, and then investigate the storage and release of Hg from foliar tissues into soil with a laboratory-based incubation experiment. Results from the field-based study demonstrate deciduous leaves have more linear ...


Mammals Of Cedar Breaks National Monument, S. Nicole Frey, Natalie D'Souza, Ethan Hammer, Bryan Larsen, Jake Nielson Aug 2020

Mammals Of Cedar Breaks National Monument, S. Nicole Frey, Natalie D'Souza, Ethan Hammer, Bryan Larsen, Jake Nielson

All Current Publications

This document is the result of a study of the terrestrial mammals found at Cedar Breaks National Monument from 2017-2019. During this time, we conducted a survey of mammals using a series of trail cameras. We used survey results to provide an index of terrestrial mammals (excluding bats) within the park. Our goal is to provide a beginner’s guide to the mammals at Cedar Breaks National Monument. We include information regarding appearance, diet, habitat, and population status according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The guide represents the species a visitor to Cedar Breaks National ...


The Impacts Of Prescribed Burning And Mechanical Thinning On Insect Communities In The Arkansas Ozarks, Aaron P. Tormanen Aug 2020

The Impacts Of Prescribed Burning And Mechanical Thinning On Insect Communities In The Arkansas Ozarks, Aaron P. Tormanen

Theses and Dissertations from 2020

Insects are important in woodland ecosystems due to their role as pollinators and as prey for bats. My research investigated the relationships between forest management, vegetation, and insects in the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. I selected 30 stands burned at varying frequencies in the last 12 years. Twelve of these stands were burned and mechanically thinned, 12 were only burned, and 6 were untreated. I deployed blacklight traps and malaise traps in each stand monthly from mid-March to mid- November 2019. Over 42,391 insects were collected, and Lepidoptera was the most abundant order. Insects were dried, weighed, and ...