Forest Ecology and Tree Biology - Archive of Older
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
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
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
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
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
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...
By Larry - Jan 13, 2010
Tree Root Communication January 1,
"Restoring Late-Successional Forest
Structure"??? Oct. 16, 2009
Super Sites Nov 26, 2009
Highest treelines in the world
Nov. 22, 2009
Trunk reiterations or regrowth?
Nov. 12, 2009
Question for Lee and Autopoietic Forests and
Forest Patch Management Oct. 28, 2009
Regarding Autopoiesis and Forest
Ecosystems Oct. 25, 2009
Autopoietic Forests and Forest Patch Management
Oct. 24, 2009
New paper on wilderness management and climate
change Oct. 23, 2009
Alleopathy Sept 24, 2009
Wolf Trees July 24, 2009
forest monitoring July 23, 2009
Trees advance in a warming world
- Branch Attachments in Oak
- Superior Sites or Not
August 11, 2009
- Rain and Growth rates
July 31, 2009
- Sand Dunes and Buried Forests July 12, 2009
- Beech Tree
Resistance June 7, 2009
- Spiral Grain May 04, 2009
- Biting Bugs
June 10, 2009
- Taiga Forest May 2009
- Growing Young Trees April 29 2009
- Hemlock Logs April 24, 2009
- How Forests Attract
Rain: An Examination of a New Hypothesis. Bioscience, 59
April 13, 2009
- Stone Block Island April 03, 2009
- Growing Trees
- Pioneer Species and
March 20, 2009
- Forest Densities
March 15, 2009
and Bifurcations March 13, 2009
- Lichen and Moss
- Nurse Logs Feb
Level Branches, Horizontal Trees, Brooms, etc, NJ Feb 2009
- Breathing Trees Feb
Sapsucker Holes, New Brunswick
Appalachian Boreal Forest