Respiratory rates were measured, in situ, for the litter, the
soil, and the litter-soil subsystems of a Pseudotsuga menziesii forest
as a function of type of understory vegetation. The major objectives
were to demonstrate the utility of the litter layer as a distinct subsystem
of this forest ecosystem, to demonstrate...
Numerous isolates of Armillaria mellea were obtained within
a 250 by 450 foot Study Area in a ponderosa pine plantation in central
Oregon. These isolates were recovered from roots of armillaria-killed
young-growth pine, from large stumps of the former pine
overstory, including roots away from the stump proper, and from...
The initial distribution of organic arsenical silvicides was
measured in the trees, litter and soil of four forest types in the
Pacific Northwest following a standard, precommercial chemical
thinnning. Factors which influenced the persistence, movement or
fate of these compounds were noted and used to evaluate differences
in the generalized...
Although there has been extensive research on the geomorphic and ecologic role of
large woody debris (LWD) in streams, the dynamics of LWD in streams are poorly
known due to various measurement difficulties during floods. In this thesis I present the
results of two flume experiments on the dynamics of...
Riparian communities in the southern portion of Malheur National
Forest were intensively studied with the objective of designing an approach for
classifying disturbed riparian areas into units of similar potential. Not all
riparian community types in this portion of the Blue Mountains were sampled
due to time limitations. Some of...
Despite the critical ecological roles of structural features in forests, ecologically
relevant quantitative measures of structure that allow comparisons among forest stands
are still limited. A new index, the structural complexity index (SCI), was developed to
characterize and compare the structural complexity of different forests. Point patterns
of stem-mapped trees...