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Author McWilliams, William H., author.

Title A regeneration indicator for forest inventory and analysis [electronic resource] : history, sampling, estimation, analytics, and potential use in the Midwest and Northeast United States / William H. McWilliams [and fourteen others].

Publication Info. Newtown Square, PA : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station, April 2015.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:NRS-148    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (74 pages) : illustrations (some color).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series General technical report NRS ; 148
General technical report NRS ; 148.
Note Title from title screen (viewed June 24, 2015).
"April 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-62 pages).
Summary The density and composition of regeneration drives future forest character for forests in need of replacement. Forested ecosystems face numerous regeneration stressors including invasive plants, insects and diseases, herbivory, lack of management, and climate change. As stands that make up these systems age, it is imperative to track the viability of forest reproduction. The information required for understanding the complexity of forest dynamics during the stand establishment stage has been lacking in our Nation's forest inventory. This poses a particular problem for analysts working with the major deciduous forest systems of the Midwest and Northeast United States that require detailed information on advance reproduction. To address this need, the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station (NRS) has added protocols for measuring all established tree seedlings and for assessing browse impact. This information is compiled using new NRS-FIA forest sampling and analytical methodologies--the regeneration indicator. The regeneration indicator is described along with examples and suggestions to guide research on the difficult question of whether the region's forests are able to regenerate in the face of numerous stressors.
Subject Forest monitoring -- Middle West.
Forest surveys -- Middle West.
Forests and forestry -- Sampling -- Middle West.
Forests and forestry -- Middle West -- Statistics.
Forest monitoring -- Northeastern States.
Forest surveys -- Northeastern States.
Forests and forestry -- Sampling -- Northeastern States.
Forests and forestry -- Northeastern States -- Statistics.
Added Author United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: McWilliams, William H. Regeneration indicator for forest inventory and analysis (OCoLC)911525149
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:NRS-148

 
    
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