Sprouting response of Quercus arizonica and Quercus emoryi following fire

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Title:
Sprouting response of Quercus arizonica and Quercus emoryi following fire
Author:
Babb, Geoffrey Dean, 1957-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
Sprouting response of Quercus emoryi and Quercus arizonica was studied following a May, 1987 wildfire on the Audubon Society Research Ranch Preserve in Santa Cruz, Co., AZ. Sprouting response of oaks was measured as total number and density of sprouts by species and diameter class. Thirty-five of the 109 trees examined (32%) sprouted in response to the fire, including 30.5% of all Q. emoryi and 36.4% of all Q. arizonica. In both species, small diameter (10 cm) trees are more likely to sprout than those larger than 10 cm. Quercus emoryi trends toward producing more sprouts/tree than Q. arizonica (avg. of 14.03 sprouts to 6.87 sprouts). Among all sprouters, however, there is no difference in the number of sprouts produced by trees in the two size classes. Sprout density is greater in Q. emoryi at 3.58 sprouts/cm. Q. arizonica averages 0.89 sprouts/cm. In all sprouters, density is greater in smaller stems (4.17 sprouts/cm) compared with 0.71 sprouts/cm in the larger size class.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Agriculture, Range Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zwolinski, Malcolm

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSprouting response of Quercus arizonica and Quercus emoryi following fireen_US
dc.creatorBabb, Geoffrey Dean, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBabb, Geoffrey Dean, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractSprouting response of Quercus emoryi and Quercus arizonica was studied following a May, 1987 wildfire on the Audubon Society Research Ranch Preserve in Santa Cruz, Co., AZ. Sprouting response of oaks was measured as total number and density of sprouts by species and diameter class. Thirty-five of the 109 trees examined (32%) sprouted in response to the fire, including 30.5% of all Q. emoryi and 36.4% of all Q. arizonica. In both species, small diameter (10 cm) trees are more likely to sprout than those larger than 10 cm. Quercus emoryi trends toward producing more sprouts/tree than Q. arizonica (avg. of 14.03 sprouts to 6.87 sprouts). Among all sprouters, however, there is no difference in the number of sprouts produced by trees in the two size classes. Sprout density is greater in Q. emoryi at 3.58 sprouts/cm. Q. arizonica averages 0.89 sprouts/cm. In all sprouters, density is greater in smaller stems (4.17 sprouts/cm) compared with 0.71 sprouts/cm in the larger size class.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Range Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZwolinski, Malcolmen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348462en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27570368en_US
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