A study was initiated in 1961 to characterize seral plant
communities in a part of the Cedar Creek drainage in the Tillamook
Burn. Stratification of vegetation into ecological units was a necessary
first step in conifer-animal damage studies supported by the
Oregon State Game Commission.
Reconnaissance information was recorded in...
As the management of range lands is intensified or as improvement
activity is increased, a critical need is seen to refine the
understanding of the ecology of these lands. If soil surveys on range
lands are to be meaningful and useful, the relationship between the
fundamental ecological units and the...
The research presented in this thesis evaluated the effects of
uranyl (UO₂⁺⁺) upon the absorption of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cl. Due
to the biological importance of Na and K, these two ions were
studied in the greatest detail.
The results of this research showed that, at UO₂⁺⁺ concentrations...
The response of Canada milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. mortonii) to range and forest improvement practices was studied on a stand of mixed-coniferous forest which was clear -cut and burned in 1963 and 1964, respectively. The field studies were conducted on the Hall Ranch of the Eastern Oregon Experiment Station during...
Land useable for livestock grazing in the western United States is
diminishing because of spreading municipalities, irrigation developments,
highway construction, recreational demands and withdrawals.
Concurrently, the demand for livestock and livestock products is increasing
because of a rapidly growing population. As a result, production
from the grazing land that remains...
Soil samples from the Mazama tephra deposit were collected
from the AC and C2 horizons at five different locations along the axis
of the main depositional lobe. The clay fraction from the samples
was recovered and studied by means of chemical, x-ray, DTA and
electron microscopy methods in order to...
Forest associations, secondary succession, and relationships
of plant communities to Roosevelt elk were investigated. Stratification
of vegetation into ecological units and an understanding of secondary
succession by habitat-type were a necessary first step in investigations
into browsing of conifers by elk. The study was jointly conducted
by the Oregon State...
Relationships between soil-water stress and plant-moisture
stress were studied with respect to soil classification and cambial
activity in Douglas-fir.
The study sites were forested with Douglas-fir and located in
McDonald Forest and near Marys Peak in the Oregon Coast Range.
Soil-water depletion was followed by the use of gypsum blocks...