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This report summarizes the results of a field study of a population
of the Pacific mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa pacifica, from
August 1965 through August 1967. The study site consisted of a 13. 5-
acre grid on a logged over area in the Coast Range Mountains of
Benton County, Oregon....
The objectives of this study include: (1) analysis of Chamaecyparis
lawsoniana, C. taiwanensis, and C. formosensis forests including
the structure, composition, and dynamics of plant communities and
their environmental relationships; and (2) comparison of the temperate
Chamaecyparis forests of Taiwan and the Pacific Northwest with emphasis
on structural and successional...
To measure organismal coherence in a pelagic ecosystem, we used moored sensors to describe the vertical dynamics of each step in the food chain in shelf waters off the west shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Horizontally extensive, intense aggregations of phytoplankton, zooplankton, and micronekton exhibited strong diel patterns in abundance and...
Black bears (Ursus americanus) in western Oregon and Washington peel bark from conifers in early spring to forage on the sugar-rich phloem and cambial tissues. This provides important energy at a time when similarly attractive forage is scarce. Bears often damage Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) trees in stands that are intensively...
Forest communities in the central portion of Oregon's western Cascades are arrayed along moisture and temperature gradients. With the aid of reconnaissance data and a computerized ordination technique, 23 forest communities have been provisionally recognized in two distinct forest zones, the Tsuga heterophylla (300 to 1050 m in elevation) and...
A study was made of the subgenus Genuini of the genus Juncus in the Pacific States, California, Oregon and Washington. Extensive morphological comparisons, geographical distributions, habitat differences and observations of apparent presence or absence of natural hybrids provided the major data sources. Cytological studies were made, but were inconclusive. Eleven...
Intermittent, headwater streams recently have been recognized as important
components of forest ecosystems and have been provided increased protection by the
Northwest Forest Plan. However, few studies have examined their distribution,
dynamics, and ecological roles, such as habitat for wildlife. My goal was to provide
additional information on the ecology...
The ecology of a population of snowshoe hares, Lepus
americanus washingtonii, was studied in western Oregon from 1960
to 1962. Objectives were to obtain information to control hares,
which frequently cause damage to coniferous reproduction in the
region, and to compare the life history of this little-studied subspecies
Montane forest vegetation as it occurs on the east flank of the
central Oregon Cascades has provided excellent conditions for a
"natural experiment" in the use of various methodologies in studying
vegetational distribution. This "experiment" has reflected on some
theory and practice for the discipline of plant synecology. Detailed
This dissertation looks at one landscape component of the Coquille Indian Tribe's ancestral lands in order to understand the place meaning created and assigned to Euphoria Ridge, Oregon. I focus on three cultural overlays across time that together with the unique biophysical components, generate an importance for the locale to...
The purpose of the work is to enable students of botany to identify
accurately Oregon ferns, both as living plants and as dried specimens.
Therefore, it provides vegetative keys to the families, genera
and species of the ferns (Class FILICINAE) found in Oregon. Correct
names have been determined using the...