OSU Navigation Bar

The Ohio State University University Libraries Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank is scheduled for regular maintenance on Sunday, April 20th, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. During this time users will not be able to register, login, or submit content.

Development of a Sphagnum Bog on the Floor of a Sandstone Quarry in Northeastern Quarry in Northeastern Ohio

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22962

Show full item record

Files Size Format View
V083N5_246.pdf 1.092Mb PDF View/Open

Title: Development of a Sphagnum Bog on the Floor of a Sandstone Quarry in Northeastern Quarry in Northeastern Ohio
Creators: Andreas, Barbara K.; Host, George E.
Issue Date: 1983-12
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v83, n5 (December, 1983), 246-253
Abstract: The vegetation and selected ground water characteristics of Silica Sand Quarry Bog, a pioneer bog forming in an abandoned sandstone quarry, were examined. After 70 years of development the bog mat measures 0.75 km in diameter and contains 35 species of vascular plants and 5 species of Sphagnum. Six species of vascular plants from the bog are on Ohio's rare plant list. The herbaceous layer is the best developed stratum and contains 33% of the total plant species. Importance values indicate Betula populifolia, Vaccinium corymbosum, V. macrocarpon and Sphagnum teres to be the dominant species. Vegetational analysis indicates that the Sphagnum mat is expanding by encroaching on the extant vegetation, with Vaccinium macrocarpon and Typha latifolia serving as substrates. Sphagnum teres and S. recurvum are the major consolidating species. Analysis of the groundwater indicates that the community is best classified as a weakly minerotrophic swamp. Silica Sand Quarry provides an opportunity to study early stages of bog succession and development in a minerotrophic system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/22962
ISSN: 0030-0950
Bookmark and Share