WABIKON FOREST DYNAMICS PLOT

Mesic northern hardwoods occupy most of the plot. Site Description The glacially formed topography of the site consists of hummocky outwash features, including a glacial esker. Use AND in capitals to search multiple keywords. Animal species include black bear Ursus americana , gray wolf Canis lupus , and a rich assemblage of neotropical migrant birds. This thesis study examines the impact of researcher trampling activity on the density and diversity of understory fern and woody seedling communities in a northern temperate forest research plot in Northern Wisconsin. Although the project is in its very early stages, several research publications and student theses already have been produced from field data acquired at the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot.

Use AND in capitals to search multiple keywords. Overall seedling density showed no significant variation between trampling treatments, however individual species assessments of Acer saccharum and Fraxinus americana seedlings indicate a significant decrease between trampling treatments for both species. Animal species include black bear Ursus americana , gray wolf Canis lupus , and a rich assemblage of neotropical migrant birds. The plot includes 48, live trees and shrubs and is dominated by sugar maple Acer saccharum , which makes up The first tree census was completed in , and the second in An area of ha, including the plot and nearby lowlands, was designated as a Wisconsin State Natural Area in The glacially formed topography of the site consists of hummocky outwash features, including a glacial esker. Although the Wabikon Lake plot was logged during the early s, the understory is very high quality, and the forest is similar to more than a million hectares of commercially important hardwood forests in the western Great Lakes region.

Animal species include white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianusblack bear Ursus americanagray wolf Canis lupusfisher Pekania pennantibobcat Lynx rufussnowshoe hare Lepus americanusporcupine Erethizon dorsatumsouthern flying squirrel Glaucomys volansred squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicuswhite-footed mouse Peromyscus leucopusred-backed vole Myodes gapperia rich assemblage of breeding neotropical migrant birds, and six species of amphibians.

Keyword Creator Title Subject Number. Introduction Site Description Research and Education. Home Sites North America Wabikon. The Wabikon Forest Dynamics plot has provided field research experience for at least 33 UW-Green Bay students and part-time employment for 22 of these. Animal species include black bear Ursus americanagray wolf Canis lupusand a rich assemblage of neotropical migrant birds.

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In winterfor example, students from a course in Mammalogy and others conducted a survey of mammal tracks at the plot. Use AND in capitals to search multiple keywords. The third census is scheduled for Science courses at UW-Green Bay have used data from the plot for laboratory exercises and classroom projects.

This thesis study examines the impact of researcher trampling activity on the density and diversity of understory fern and woody seedling communities in dynamiccs northern temperate forest research plot in Northern Wisconsin. The site is owned by the U.

Community Transcriptomics of Wabikon Lake Forest Dynamics Plot, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Mesic northern hardwoods occupy most of the plot. Overall seedling density showed no significant variation xynamics trampling treatments, however individual species assessments of Acer saccharum and Fraxinus americana seedlings indicate a significant decrease between gorest treatments for both species. Long term research plans at Wabikon include studies of seedling demography, white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus browsing, and ecology of understory herbs.

However, the inevitable impacts resulting from intensive researcher activity are often considered negligible and largely ignored in data analysis and interpretation of ecological data. The Wabikon plot was logged during the early s, but the understory today is very high quality, and the forest is a relatively mature representative of more than a million hectares of commercially important hardwood forests in the western Great Plott region.

Principal Scientist Robert Howe. Wabikon Lake Forest Dynamics Plot 1. Fern and woody seedling diversity varied significantly with trampling intensity ferns: The Wabikon plot provides an opportunity to conduct long-term, large-scale research in a mesic temperate forest. The first tree census was completed inand the second in Although the project is in its very early stages, several research publications and student theses already have been produced from field data acquired wabikno the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot.

Research at the Wabikon plot includes ecological studies of understory herbs, snow dynamics, deer browsing, seedling ecology bird populations, mammal diversity, and functional ecology of trees led by Dr. Significant reductions dynnamics density and diversity of understory communities suggest that researcher activity can significantly alter a study ecosystem.

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Ben Turner was conducted in Although the Wabikon Lake plot was logged during the early s, the understory is very high quality, and the forest is similar to more than a million hectares of commercially important hardwood forests in the western Great Lakes region. A contiguous hectare area that includes the plot and nearby lowlands was designated as a Wisconsin State Natural Area in Nate Swenson of the Fordst of Maryland.

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The plot includes 48, live trees and shrubs and is dominated by sugar maple Acer saccharumwhich makes up Applications of fprest in classroom and individualized instruction will only increase as new and ongoing projects add to the foundation of data that is being established.

Wabikon Forest Plot–Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

A soil survey led by Dr. An area of ha, including the plot and nearby lowlands, was designated as a Wisconsin State Natural Area in Site Description The glacially formed topography of the site consists of hummocky outwash features, including a glacial esker.

Wabikon Forest Plot is part of is a global network of forest research plots committed to the study of tropical and temperate forest function and diversity. The rectangular x m plot wwbikon on glacially-formed topography with numerous hummocky outwash features, including a glacial esker running through part of the site.

I established thirty 1X1 m plots in heavily trampled, moderately trampled, and untrampled locations on and near the Wabikon Lake Forest Dynamics Plot. The glacially formed topography of the site consists of hummocky outwash features, including a glacial esker. This research in collaboration with data collected at other Forest Dynamics plots will allow CTFS collaborators to increase our scientific understanding of forest ecosystems; help guide sustainable forest management and natural-resource policy.

Research and Education Although the project is in its very early stages, several research publications and student theses already have been produced from field data acquired at the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot. Forest dynamics 1 Forest ecology 1 Researcher impact 1 Trampling 1 Understory plants 1.

Long term and large-scale ecological studies often require intensive sampling and replication.