Topographic microclimate influence on radial growth responses of sugar maple (acer saccharum marsh.) and white oak (quercus alba L.) to regional climate stresses

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dc.contributor.advisor LeBlanc, David C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Charles M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:14Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .G3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185417
dc.description.abstract Tree-rings were analyzed to assess the relative importance of slope position and aspect as determinants of the climate-sensitivity of sugar maple and white oak radial growth. Tree size, crown condition, forest and soil composition, and site indices were assessed to document environmental differences between site-types and to verify similarity of stands within the same site-type. Climate-sensitivity was assessed using mean between-tree correlation, principal components analysis, mean sensitivity, regression analysis, and analysis of radial growth decline after severe drought. Ecological differences were found between high and low sites on north and south facing aspects. Sugar maple did not exhibit greater climate-sensitivity than white oak. Both species showed greater climate-sensitivity on upper and south-facing slopes.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent ix, 79 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forest microclimatology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trees -- Growth -- Effect of temperature on. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trees -- Growth -- Effect of drought on. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tree-rings. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Slopes (Physical geography) en_US
dc.title Topographic microclimate influence on radial growth responses of sugar maple (acer saccharum marsh.) and white oak (quercus alba L.) to regional climate stresses en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941379 en_US


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