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Structural and compositional differences between old-growth and mature second-growth forests in the Missouri Ozarks

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Shifley, Stephen R.; Roovers, Lynn M.; Brookshire, Brian L.

Year Published

1995

Publication

In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 23-36

Abstract

There are currently only about 7,900 acres (3,200 ha) of remnant old-growth forest in Missouri, but public land management plans call for old-growth acreage to increase to more than 200,000 acres (81,000 ha). To develop a better quantitative understanding of the transitions that are likely as current forests mature to an old-growth state, we compared a number of characteristics measured for two old-growth sites with values for two mature second-growth sites.

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Shifley, Stephen R.; Roovers, Lynn M.; Brookshire, Brian L. 1995. Structural and compositional differences between old-growth and mature second-growth forests in the Missouri Ozarks. In: Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Fosbroke, Sandra L. C., ed. Proceedings, 10th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 1995 March 5-8; Morgantown, WV.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-197. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 23-36

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