Site quality indices for the Emory oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona.

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Title:
Site quality indices for the Emory oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona.
Author:
Callison, James Charles.
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Site index curves were constructed for the Emory oak (Ouercus emoryi) woodlands of the San Rafael Valley in southeastern Arizona. The woodlands primarily consisted of trees that were of sprout origin. Growth was rapid for 10 years, moderate from 10 to 20 years, and slow after 20 years. No trees in the study area were more than 40 feet tall. Stepwise regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between site index and site factors. Important variables included available soil water holding capacity, percent volume of coarse fragments, radiation index, percent sand, litter depth, and soil pH. Two models were developed; the r² values were 0.56 and 0.49, respectively. Analysis of variance was used to test for differences between site index on different soil types and slope positions. All statistical tests were conducted using a 0.10 level of significance. The sample consisted of 100 trees. Most of the factors were involved with availability of water to the tree roots. Emory oak grows in a dryland area where water is a limiting factor. Therefore, the effect that soil and terrain has on the availability of water to tree roots is an important impact on the site index for Emory oak woodlands.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Emory oak -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley -- Growth.; Oak -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley -- Growth.; Forest site quality -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley.; Forest management -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ffoliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSite quality indices for the Emory oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorCallison, James Charles.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCallison, James Charles.en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSite index curves were constructed for the Emory oak (Ouercus emoryi) woodlands of the San Rafael Valley in southeastern Arizona. The woodlands primarily consisted of trees that were of sprout origin. Growth was rapid for 10 years, moderate from 10 to 20 years, and slow after 20 years. No trees in the study area were more than 40 feet tall. Stepwise regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between site index and site factors. Important variables included available soil water holding capacity, percent volume of coarse fragments, radiation index, percent sand, litter depth, and soil pH. Two models were developed; the r² values were 0.56 and 0.49, respectively. Analysis of variance was used to test for differences between site index on different soil types and slope positions. All statistical tests were conducted using a 0.10 level of significance. The sample consisted of 100 trees. Most of the factors were involved with availability of water to the tree roots. Emory oak grows in a dryland area where water is a limiting factor. Therefore, the effect that soil and terrain has on the availability of water to tree roots is an important impact on the site index for Emory oak woodlands.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEmory oak -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley -- Growth.en_US
dc.subjectOak -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley -- Growth.en_US
dc.subjectForest site quality -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley.en_US
dc.subjectForest management -- Arizona -- San Rafael Valley.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFfoliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLehman, Gordon S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStroehlein, Jack L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8919022en_US
dc.identifier.oclc702378883en_US
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