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The effect of glacial history on tree species composition in Northern Michigan.

dc.contributor.authorAnderson,Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeun,Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones,Todden_US
dc.contributor.authorKoche,Matt.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Stationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:37:21Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:37:21Z
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54650
dc.description.abstractThis study looks at the tree species composition of northern Michigan forests. We focused on how composition differed in proportion and diversity with relation to what type of glacial formation the stand is located. We expected to find higher diversity and similar composition on moraines and drumlins as they have more nutrient rich soil and are in general, more hospitable to the needs of plant life. Outwash plains and eskers, being nutrient-poor and containing significant amounts of gravel (respectively), were not expected to support as much diversity and/or number of species. We discovered, to our surprise, that while drumlins conformed to the predictions, moraines were lowest in both species richness and diversity. Outwash plains were, surprisingly, able to support a fairly diverse community of trees while eskers were more diverse than expected but still low in relation to the other features. Tree species composition did differ significantly enough between formations to the point of indication the formation type by the tree species present.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherFORESTen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMPOSITIONen_US
dc.subject.otherTREEen_US
dc.subject.otherSPECIESen_US
dc.subject.otherDISTRIBUTIONen_US
dc.subject.otherPRESENCEen_US
dc.subject.otherGLACIALen_US
dc.subject.otherHISTORYen_US
dc.subject.otherMORAINEen_US
dc.subject.otherESKERen_US
dc.subject.otherDRUMLINen_US
dc.subject.otherOUTWASHen_US
dc.subject.otherPINUSen_US
dc.subject.otherPOPULUSen_US
dc.subject.otherQUERCUSen_US
dc.subject.otherFAGUSen_US
dc.subject.otherACERen_US
dc.subject.otherBETULAen_US
dc.subject.otherABIESen_US
dc.subject.otherTSUGAen_US
dc.subject.otherAMELANCHIERen_US
dc.subject.otherOSTRYAen_US
dc.subject.otherTILIAen_US
dc.subject.otherULMUSen_US
dc.subject.otherFRAXINUSen_US
dc.subject.otherPRUNUSen_US
dc.subject.otherSOILSen_US
dc.titleThe effect of glacial history on tree species composition in Northern Michigan.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54650/1/3090.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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