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Forest Ecology

Forest Ecology

  • Forest sounds The sounds in a forest are a big part of the woods aesthetic experience. This is a video/sound recording I made over the weekend. I was wrapping up after climbing in a large white pine, one of three in a mini-grove on the edge of a red maple swamp. I've described some of these trees in a recent posts. While this area has been highly disturbed since colonial... more   Mar 8, 2010.
  • Terminology-Native, Exotic, Alien ENTS- I've noticed from various posts the connotation of each of these terms carries a bias in the way we use them. "Native" implies *better* than those not native, "Exotic" implies not native, but with some sort of redeeming value based on aesthetics or utility(Norway spruce, dawn-redwood), "Alien"... more   March 2, 2010.
  • The Trees that miss the Mammoths An interesting article in Feb., issue of American Forests Magazine. [link] Larry Feb 25, 2010.
  • Biomass versus Height ENTS: I was reading one of my limnology books over and came across a simple equation (Bob is salivating) that relates the Length of Fish to the Weight. There are two constants, one is usually 3.0 and the other is species specific. Let me see if I can find the constants for different fish shapes . I am wondering if there is anything like this for species of trees, and I would imagine that conifers would be much easier to model than deciduous. Okay Bob, start playing......... more   Feb 20, 2010.
  • CO2 debate Eric, Biomass, and any other carbon-based fuel results in carbon, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, VOC (volatile organic carbon compounds), particulate (solid particles and aerosols), and a myriad of other organic and inorganic compound that result from combustion (potentially cpounds from all naturally occurring elements... more   Feb 10, 2010.
  • Tree Growth Spurt Today I read - Forests in the eastern United States appear to be growing faster in response to rising levels of carbon dioxide - in the NY Times and was not sure if this is something that is just in isolated areas of the east or if this is a general phenomena; I am sure most of ENTS may already know but I have attached the link... more   Feb 3, 2010.
  • Frankentrees Feb 1, 2010.
  • A definition of "Native" based on geographical range---question?  Gaines' earlier question regarding the native status white pines on his property, in the "Index" thread, made me wonder how others in ENTS think of "native" as it applies to their own regions. Coming from a horticultural background, I've usually thought of native as within the state boundaries---Ohio in my case, but it could be narrowed down to county, city,... more   Jan 27, 2010.
  • Foxfire_Bioluminescence in the Forest ENTS, Seeing James Cameron's Avatar made me think of bioluminescence in our forests. While we do not have anything like on Pandora, we in fact do have some bioluminescence in our woods. Locals here call it " foxfire ". It is caused by fungi. Have have seen it once, years ago while walking out of the woods late at night from a fishing trip. I noticed... more Jan 24, 2010.
  • Re-Tree Heights- Growth Rates ENTS, After reading this most lenghtly post . Its hard to follow when we jump from topic to topic and my memory isn't what it once was. We talked about this in the past. Did anyone mention the higher C02 levels in the last 100 or so years plays a large factor in these speedy growth rates along with other factors that have already been... more
    By Larry  - Jan 13, 2010
  • Tree Root Communication January 1, 2010





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