Category: Theses and Dissertations
Title: Understory plant community dynamics in southwestern ponderosa pine forest restoration
Author: * Korb, J.E.
Subject: Understory, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), Ecological Restoration
Abstract: The research in this dissertation focused on three major components related to understory plant community dynamics in southwestern ponderosa pine forest restoration in northern Arizona. Our first goal was to compare different understory plant monitoring sampling techniques and sampling sizes. Our results illustrated that the sampling technique chosen for monitoring herbaceous and shrub species richness and foliar cover in restoration studies can greatly influence the ability to detect change. We found that large area sampling techniques were the most effective at capturing species richness and rare and exotic species. Our second goal was to quantify the effect of restoration tree thinning
Source: Ph.D. Dissertation
Publisher: NAU School of Forestry, http://www.for.nau.edu