Merged Counts and Diameters for the Midstory Trees in Rapides Parish, LouisiannaEntry ID: USDA_ForestService_midstoryRapidesParish
Abstract: From July 2001 through August 2004, we repeatedly measured midstory vegetation
for all sites. The midstory is defined as trees and shrubs (arborescent
vegetation) over 1.4 m tall and with a dbh between 25 and 99 mm. Data were
collected on four randomly selected 10m2-subplots per 0.1 hectare main plot.
Collection dates were in July 2001 (post burn), June 2003 (preburn), July 2003
(post burn), ... and August 2004 (post burn) by Haywood and Springer. Variable
names are type, block, trt (plot), July-2001 count (stems per plot), July-2001
diam (average dbh in mm), June-2003 count, June-2003 diam, July-2003 count,
July-2003 diam, August-2004 count, August-2004 diam. The filename is "merged
counts and diameters for the midstory.txt".
On four randomly located 10-m2 subplots per main plot, midstory vegetation
(trees and shrubs over 1.4 m tall and with a dbh of 25 to 99 mm) were measured
to determine how prescribed burning and woody plant control influenced midstory
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James D. Haywood, USDA Forest Service, SRS
Dataset Title: Merged Counts and Diameters for the Midstory Trees in Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Publisher: USDA Forest Service
Start Date: 2001-07-01Stop Date: 2004-08-30
ISO Topic Category
Quality Data collected by the same researchers each time, but because the distribution
of the midstory vegetation was highly variable on treatments 1 and 2 and
mechanical vegetation control eliminated the midstory (treatment 3), the data
are of limited usefulness.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please provide the appropriate citation/credit to the originator(s) or
individual/organization(s) that should receive recognition for their
contribution to the data set.
Data Set Progress
Email: dhaywood at fs.fed.us
2500 Shreveport Highway
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 71360
James D. Haywood USDA Forest Servicem 2000 Conversion of Upland Loblolly
Pine-Hardwood Stands to Longleaf Pine: Does it influence fuel load, restore native forest cover, and reduce fire danger.
Haywood JD, Bauman TA, Goyer RA, Harris FL. 2003. Restoration of upland forests to longleaf pine: Does it influence fuel load, restore native forest cover, and reduce fire danger. Proceedings of the fourth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference, Southern Pines, NC, November 17-20, 2002. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 6: 75-78.
Haywood JD, Bauman TA, Goyer RA, Harris FL. 2004. Restoring upland forests to longleaf pine: initial effects on fuel load, fire danger, forest vegetation, and beetle populations. In: Connor, Kristina F., ed. Proceedings of the 12th biennial southern silvicultural conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-71. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 299-303.
Haywood JD. In press. Restoring fire adapted forested ecosystems--research in
longleaf pine on the Kisatchie National Forest. In: Proceedings of the 2005
national silviculture workshop. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Research Station.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21