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- Horton, Jonathan L.; McKenna, Joseph; Rossell, C. Reed; Clarke, H. David; Ward, Jennifer Rhode; Patch, Steven C.
- Castanea 2015 v.80 no.2 pp. 122-129
- Spiraea; ground vegetation; habitats; herbs; introduced species; principal component analysis; regression analysis; rivers; shrubs; trees; vigor; vines; North Carolina; Virginia
- ... We studied the habitat characteristics of Spiraea virginiana Britton (Virginia spiraea), a federally threatened riparian shrub, along eight rivers in western North Carolina. Comparisons between plots with and without S. virginiana revealed that S. virginiana plots were on steep, south-facing slopes and had a higher percentage of large substrate, lower herbaceous and vine cover, higher non–S. virgi ...
- 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 ...