Date of Award

Spring 1985

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Jean Smith

Third Advisor

John Semmens

Abstract

The ecological succession of an old growth stand located in Coram Experimental Forest was studied. A total of 28 quadrats (0.01 hectare/quadrat) was sampled. Statistical studies were done comparing overstory to understory composition, differences in densities, spatial patterns and shade tolerances. From the results of these tests it was concluded that the stand was not at the climax community representative of the given environment.

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