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Sapling growth and recruitment as affected by flooding and canopy gap formation in a river floodplain forest in southeast Texas
I used sapling population data collected since 1980 to investigate how canopy disturbance interacts with chronic understory disturbance to determine regeneration patterns. I reconstructed flooding history using a combination ...
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. ...
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 ...
Methane emission from irrigated rice cultivation: Quantities, models and practice
Three experiments focused on the contribution of rice productivity to methane emission were conducted in Texas flooded rice paddy soils during 1994-95 growing seasons. Measurements of methane emission from different rice ...
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 ...
Effects of fire on vegetation in the Big Thicket of southeastern Texas, United States of America
This study shows that fire had a strong short-term effect on the small-sized individuals in the understory of two dry upland vegetation types, sandhill and upland pine. Large trees were less affected than saplings and small ...