Management effects on structural diversity in oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona

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Title:
Management effects on structural diversity in oak woodlands of southeastern Arizona
Author:
Sharman, James William, 1963-
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:
Measurements of tree characteristics were used as indicators of overstory structure on four oak woodland sites in southeastern Arizona. Three areas harvested at different times and intensities were compared with an undisturbed area to assess effects of harvesting on various structural attributes of woodland overstories. Structural vegetation changes affect habitat quality and thus wildlife populations in modified areas. Significant differences were found for some woodland structural characteristics between harvested areas and an undisturbed area. Structural changes persist, as prolific coppice sprouting produces shrub-like trees, which appear to take a relatively long time to reach mature height and form. Managers might be able to moderate impacts of harvests on woodland structure by adjusting harvest intensity, and multiple-use management objectives for some species of wildlife still might be met.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleManagement effects on structural diversity in oak woodlands of southeastern Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorSharman, James William, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSharman, James William, 1963-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.abstractMeasurements of tree characteristics were used as indicators of overstory structure on four oak woodland sites in southeastern Arizona. Three areas harvested at different times and intensities were compared with an undisturbed area to assess effects of harvesting on various structural attributes of woodland overstories. Structural vegetation changes affect habitat quality and thus wildlife populations in modified areas. Significant differences were found for some woodland structural characteristics between harvested areas and an undisturbed area. Structural changes persist, as prolific coppice sprouting produces shrub-like trees, which appear to take a relatively long time to reach mature height and form. Managers might be able to moderate impacts of harvests on woodland structure by adjusting harvest intensity, and multiple-use management objectives for some species of wildlife still might be met.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.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.advisorFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349123en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27628395en_US
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