Current forest conditions of older stands of the mixed mesophytic forest region on the Appalachian Plateaus Province of eastern Kentucky

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  • Authors: Rosson, James F. Jr.
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Publication Series: Other
  • Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 213-222.


E. Lucy Braun coined the term "mixed mesophytic forest" in 1916. These forests are structurally complex and occur extensively across the Appalachian Plateaus Province. This region is considered the epicenter of highest development of the eastern deciduous forest. I used U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to study current forest conditions of this mixed mesophytic region on the Cumberland and Allegheny Plateaus in eastern Kentucky.

  • Citation: Rosson, James F., Jr.; Rose, Anita K. 2010. Comparing tree-species richness and stand evenness between Braun's Mixed Mesophytic and Western Mesophytic forest associations in eastern USA. [Abstract]. In: 53rd International Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science. [Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico].
  • Posted Date: April 2, 2008
  • Modified Date: September 28, 2010
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