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Carbon sequestration in the forests of East Texas
Increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 threaten to change the earth's climate and diversity in numerous adverse ways. This thesis explores aspects of two potential types of terrestrial sinks in East Texas, plantation rotation ...
Home range, habitat use and pup attendance of red wolves ( Canis rufus) during the pup rearing season
Despite a 20 year reintroduction effort into northeastern North Carolina, little is known about the natural history and ecology of red wolves (Canis rufus). In 2005, I studied home ranges, habitat use and pup attendance ...
Restoring a prairie: Testing effectiveness of Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) mulch to reduce seedling emergence
The invasive Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum) is difficult to control because of its large seed bank and ability to resprout from cut stumps. I performed laboratory and field experiments to evaluate the effectiveness ...
Fluctuations in abundance and mortality of Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam) and the invasion of Sapium sebiferum (Chinese tallow)
A bottomland hardwood forest stand located in east Texas experienced a hurricane-related flood event in 1989. After this event, Carpinus caroliniana Walt. had a large pulse in mortality, decreasing dramatically in abundance ...