The effect of soil water retention and rainfall on annual growth of generalist and specialist tree species in the Douglas Lake Area.

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dc.contributor.author Bloom, Ryan en_US
dc.contributor.author Riddle, Ryan en_US
dc.contributor.author Busch, Christian en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Station en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Reese's Swamp en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Pellston Hill en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:38:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:38:17Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54657
dc.description.abstract This study is an analysis of the effect that different soil types and annual precipitation have on annual growth of both generalist, (Pinus strobus L), and specialist, (Pinus resinosa and Acer saccharum), tree species. We expected to see a positive correlation between annual growth and annual precipitation on all sites except the swamp (due to it already being saturated). We predicted that the correlation would be higher on the sandier soil types due to the greater necessity for water. We found instead that correlations between annual rainfall and growth on both the swamp and the moraine were significant but negatively correlated. We also performed proportional analyses between annual ring growth and annual precipitation, and for this the specialist Pinus resinosa had a positive correlation that was statistically significant. For the rest of the data, there were positive correlation's between rainfall and tree growth, but these comparisons were not statistically significant. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.other TREE en_US
dc.subject.other GROWTH en_US
dc.subject.other PINUS en_US
dc.subject.other ACER en_US
dc.subject.other ANNUAL en_US
dc.subject.other HABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other ANALYSIS en_US
dc.subject.other SOILS en_US
dc.subject.other WATER en_US
dc.subject.other MOISTURE en_US
dc.title The effect of soil water retention and rainfall on annual growth of generalist and specialist tree species in the Douglas Lake Area. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.description.filedescription Description of 3097.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station. en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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