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The hill plots: a rare long-term vegetation study

Bakker, Jonathan D. and Moore, Margaret M. and Laughlin, Daniel C. (2008) The hill plots: a rare long-term vegetation study. In: Fort Valley Experimental Forest—A Century of Research 1908-2008. Proceedings RMRS-P-53CD. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO, pp. 148-157.

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One legacy of the Fort Valley Experimental Forest is the number and quality of long-term studies associated with it. One such study is the “Hill plots,” which began in 1912 and is still being actively studied. Livestock exclosures were built at five sites to examine vegetation recovery when protected from livestock grazing. Sites span a range of soil types and elevations. Materials associated with the Hill plots include historical data, plant specimens, and photographs. In this paper, we summarize the research that has occurred on the Hill plots, historical personnel who worked on them, threats they have experienced, ecological insights they have provided, and current research directions.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: NAU Centennial Forest, Ecological Restoration Institute, vegetation, overgrazing, timber harvesting, Coconino National Forest, US Forest Service
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Forestry
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 16:47
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2962

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