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Prairie and forest vegetation of the Armand Bayou Nature Center, Harris County, Texas
The prairie and bordering woodlands of the Armand Bayou Nature Center, Harris County, Texas were sampled as an example of Texas Upper Coastal Prairie. The prairie is homogeneous and species-rich but shows very low dominance. ...
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 ...
Vegetation change in response to a tornado and prescribed fire in the Hickory Creek unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas
A mixed pine-oak forest in the Hickory Creek unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve was hit by a tornado in December of 1983. Subsequently the forest was subjected to three prescribed fires in an effort to restore this ...
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 ...
The future of longleaf pine in a mixed pine-oak forest (Big Thicket, Texas)
A mixed pine-oak stand in the Turkey Creek Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve was logged in 1929-1930 and has experienced no fires since at least 1974. Stand basal area, density, and species richness increased from ...
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 ...