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Title: Analysis of down wood volme and percent ground cover for the Missouri Ozark forest ecosystem project

Author: Herbeck, Laura A.;

Date: 2000

Source: In; shifley, Stephen R,; Brookshire, Brian L., eds. Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project: site history, soils, landforms, woody and herbaceous vegetation, down wood, and inventory methods for the landscape experiment. General techincal Report NC-208. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 124-131

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Volume and percent ground cover of down wood were estimated on the MOFEP sites from two separate sampling inventories, line transects and fixed-area plots. Line transects were used to sample down wood in the 1990-91 and 1994-95 inventories and fixed-area plots were used in an additional inventory in 1995. Line transect inventories estimated a range in ground cover from 1.2 to 2.9 percent in 1990-91 and from 1.0 to 2.2 percent in 1994-95. Fixed-area plots estimated a range in ground cover from 0.6 to 1.7 percent. Percent ground cover estimated by line transects was significantly higher than estimates based on fixed-area plots. Down wood volume estimates ranged from 190 to 423 ft3 ac-1 for line transect inventories in 1994-95 and from 114 to 463 ft3 ac-1 for fixed-area plots. No significant difference was found for down wood volume estimated by line transects and fixed-area plots.

Keywords: Down wood, Missouri Ozark, ecosystem, line transects

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Herbeck, Laura A. 2000. Analysis of down wood volme and percent ground cover for the Missouri Ozark forest ecosystem project. In; shifley, Stephen R,; Brookshire, Brian L., eds. Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project: site history, soils, landforms, woody and herbaceous vegetation, down wood, and inventory methods for the landscape experiment. General techincal Report NC-208. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 124-131

 


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