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Inventory and Monitoring Resources and Tools

Bill Burkman, Program Manager| SRS | FIA HQ | 4700 Old Kingston Pike | Knoxville, TN 37919

That Carbon Dance
Carbon, —the basic building block of life itself —moves in a cycle through earth, sea, and sky. Along the way, it's taken up and stored sequestered for varying periods of time in soils, plants, and oceans...(More)

Southern Bats Like Hardwoods

Bats are one of the most numerous and diverse groups of mammals, existing on every continent except Antarctica. The world's current bat fauna represents over 50 million years of adaptation to a variety of environmental conditions and unique niches...(More)

Determining sample size for tree utilization surveys
The Forest Service has conducted many studies to determine what proportion of the timber harvested in the South is actually utilized. We describe the statistical methods used to determine required sample sizes for estimating utilization ratios for a required level of precision...(More)

Influence of thinning operations on hydrology of a drained coastal plantation watershed
Forest management activities such as harvesting, thinning, and site preparation can affect hydrologic behavior of watersheds on poorly drained soils. Effects of thinning on hydrology are presented for an artificially drained loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L...(More)

Factors influencing sediment plume development from forest roads
Design and development of Best Management Practices to control sediment movement from the forest road prism requires a better understanding of the factors influencing sediment transport distances downslope...(More)

Preserving biodiversity under current and future climates: a case study.
The conservation of biological and genetic diversity is a major goal of reserve systems at local, regional, and national levels. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources suggests a 12 percent threshold (area basis) for adequate protection of biological and genetic diversity of a plant community...(More)

Breeding pond selection and movement patterns by eastern spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in relation to weather and edaphic conditions
Eastern spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus holbrookii) require fi sh-free, isolated, ephemeral ponds for breeding, but otherwise inhabit surrounding uplands, commonly xeric longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) ecosystem...(More)

Use and misuse of landscape indices
High expectations for landscape analysis to improve understanding and prediction of ecological processes have largely been unfulfilled. We identified three kinds of critical issues: conceptual flaws in landscape pattern analysis, inherent limitations of landscape indices, and improper use of pattern indices...(More)

Genetic variation in the microfibril angle of loblolly pine from two test sites
We examined the heritability of microfibril angle (MFA) in loblolly pine, Pinus taeda L., and its genetic relationships with height, diameter, volume, and specific gravity. Analyses of variance revealed statistically significant genetic and environmental influences on MFA...(More)

Spatial and temporal ecology of eastern spadefoot toads on a Florida landscape
Effective amphibian conservation must consider population and landscape processes, but information at multiple scales is rare. We explore spatial and temporal patterns of breeding and recruitment by eastern spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus holbrookii), using nine years of data from continuous monitoring with drift fences and pitfall traps at eight ephemeral ponds in longleaf pine-wiregrass sandhills...(More)

Forest resources of South Carolina's national forests, 2001
This bulletin describes forest resources of the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in the State of South Carolina. It is based on sampling from the eighth forest inventory conducted by the U.S...(More)


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