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Title: Litterfall of two southern Appalachian cove hardwood forests

Author: White, Aaron M.; Rolfe, Gary L.;

Date: 2003

Source: In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 317-322

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The current study is a component of a larger study interested in determining ecological change of the mixed-mesophytic forest from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to its far most western branches occurring in Illinois. Although there are numerous reports in the literature on litterfall, no reports were found describing litterfall within undisturbed old growth cove hardwood forest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The main purpose of this study was to determine annual litterfall rates for an undisturbed old growth cove hardwood forest and second growth cove hardwood forest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and to compare the findings for the two forests of different successional stages.

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White, Aaron M.; Rolfe, Gary L. 2003. Litterfall of two southern Appalachian cove hardwood forests. In: Van Sambeek, J. W.; Dawson, Jeffery O.; Ponder Jr., Felix; Loewenstein, Edward F.; Fralish, James S., eds. Proceedings of the 13th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-234. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station: 317-322

 


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