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The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project: past, present, and future

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Brookshire, Brian L.; Jensen, Randy; Dey, Daniel C.

Year Published

1997

Publication

In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 1-25.

Abstract

In 1989, the Missouri Department of Conservation initiated a research project to examine the impacts of forest management practices on multiple ecosystem components. The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is a landscape experiment comparing the impacts of even-aged management, uneven-aged management, and no harvesting on a wide array of ecosystem attributes. These three harvest treatments were replicated in three complete blocks on a total of nine sites in the southeast Missouri Ozarks. Each study site is approximately 1,000 acres (400 ha) in extent. More than 50 scientists are participating in this coordinated ecosystem research project.

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Brookshire, Brian L.; Jensen, Randy; Dey, Daniel C. 1997. The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project: past, present, and future. In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 1-25.

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