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- Tyndall, R. Wayne
- Castanea 2015 v.80 no.2 pp. 77-94
- Carex pensylvanica; Carya glabra; Quercus montana; endangered species; fires; forests; ground vegetation; hardwood; herbaceous plants; herbicides; prescribed burning; savannas; shale; species diversity; woodlands; woody plants; Maryland
- ... Maryland shale barren (savanna) communities support rare, threatened, and endangered species, but biodiversity conservation sites are transitioning to pignut hickory woodland and forest as a result of fire exclusion. In Green Ridge State Forest, an exemplary community was studied for vegetation change after pignut hickory management and a prescribed burn. Portions of contiguous chestnut oak (Querc ...
- Breen, Daniel B.; Beauchamp, Vanessa B.; Koontz, Stephanie M.; Roberts, Roland P.
- Castanea 2015 v.80 no.2 pp. 103-121
- Carpinus caroliniana; Fagus grandifolia; Liriodendron tulipifera; Microstegium vimineum; biogeography; cluster analysis; deciduous forests; forest succession; grasses; habitat fragmentation; introduced species; invasive species; plant communities; prediction; reforestation; shade tolerance; shrubs; soil; soil nutrients; suburban areas; topography; trees; understory; Maryland
- ... Length of time since agricultural abandonment, variations in topography and soil, and forest fragmentation associated with suburban development can influence dominant vegetation and foster exotic species invasion in a secondary successional forest. The Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) in Maryland is a regrowth forest adjacent to suburban sprawl that was abandoned from agriculture at stagg ...