Moquah, Dukes, McCormick Research Natural Area Permanent PlotsEntry ID: USDA0163
Abstract: The purpose of "Moquah, Dukes, McCormick Research Natural Area
Permanent Plots" is to document long-term changes in the composition
and structure of undisturbed forest ecosystems common to the Great
Lakes Region. Dataset includes data on composition of tree, shrub and
herbaceous species, changes in the composition and size of trees,
rates of mortality, mortality rates by size class, growth rates ... for
trees and successional trends. It is a mixture of raw, summarized,
and analyzed data, and is used by NC scientists and university
cooperators to provide baseline information needed to comply with NFMA
and NEPA requirements and to develop hypotheses relating to ecological
processes and ecosystem dynamics.
Collection Organization: USDA/FS - North Central Forest
Collection Methodology: Data collected using Forest Service
Collection Frequency: Data collection has historically been on a
10 year cycle. Inadequate funding has resulted in irregular
Update Characteristics: N/A
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Substantial. Records vary from 10 to 50
years in duration.
Data Center: Forest Service
Dissemination Media: All records are being converted to LOTUS.
Access Instructions: Data not available to the public at this
ISO Topic Category
Quality Peer review by principal investigators.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: tcrow at newnorth.net
USDA Forest Service North Central Forest Experiment Station Forestry Sciences Laboratory 5985 Highway K
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 54501-9128
There are some associated publications.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-22