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Category: Theses and Dissertations

Title: Modeling spatial and temporal changes of ponderosa pine forests in northern Arizona since Euro-American settlement

Author: * Sanchez-Meador, A.J.

Subject: Spatial Dynamics, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Pre-settlement

Abstract: This dissertation research was conducted on 13 historically stem-mapped, permanent plots, representing the pure ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws. Var. scopulorum) and the ponderosa pine-Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii Nutt.) in north-central Arizona. These plots were established in 1909 and 1913, respectively, sampled in the 1950s, and resampled between 2002 and 2006. For this research, I developed structural reference conditions and examined the long-term vegetation dynamics, focusing on changes in tree size structure, tree spatial patterns and contemporary pine recruitment. I used spatial analyses

Date: 2006

Type: Dissertation

Source: Ph.D. Dissertation

Identifier: 154p.

Publisher: NAU School of Forestry, http://www.for.nau.edu

Format: PDF

Language: English