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The effects of canopy density and vegetative competition on oak seedling numbers in southeastern Ohio

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Roger
dc.creator Rist, Stephen G.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-19T14:30:50Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-19T14:30:50Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/21759
dc.description.abstract The regeneration of oak species in the forest setting has been a current issue for foresters. Oak-hickory forests are currently the dominant cover type in most parts of the Eastern Hardwood Region, but the lack of regeneration in the understory is hinting toward a reduction in the number of oaks. The data shows the oaks are regenerating as seedlings but there are few oaks in the sapling stage. The oaks do not occur in the sapling stage as the result of the oak seedlings are succumbing to competition by other vegetation at young ages. This study focused on how canopy cover and the competing vegetation affected oak seedlings in a natural forest. The competing vegetation showed that as red maple and other hardwoods species increase in numbers and canopy area, the less oak seedlings that are present in the seedling category. Advisor: Dr. Roger Williams en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher The Ohio State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Ohio State University. Department of Natural Resources Honors Theses; 2006 en
dc.subject Oak regeneration en
dc.subject Canopy en
dc.subject Competition en
dc.subject Large seedling en
dc.subject Sapling en
dc.title The effects of canopy density and vegetative competition on oak seedling numbers in southeastern Ohio en
dc.type Thesis en