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Forest Dynamics at the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project viewed through stocking diagrams

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Larsen, David R.; Kabrick, John M.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Jensen, Randy G.

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2017

Publication

In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 211-220.

Abstract

Stocking diagrams come in two forms, the Gingrich diagram and the density management diagram. While they both present the same information about a forest stand, they each provide a different perspective on the data being displayed. Density management diagrams have been around since the 1930s and the Gingrich diagram has been around since the 1960s, but applications of the diagrams to investigate long-term forest dynamics have been rare. We apply both types of stocking diagrams to stands at the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project to examine change over a 20-year period and to graphically illustrate the temporal trends.

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Larsen, David R.; Kabrick, John M.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Jensen, Randy G. 2017. Forest Dynamics at the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project viewed through stocking diagrams. In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 211-220.

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