COS 150
Temperate Forests II

Friday, August 14, 2015: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
344, Baltimore Convention Center
8:00 AM Cancelled
 Reducing risk in invasive species management planning
Harold Balbach, USA ERDC; Lisa J. Rew, Montana State University
8:20 AM
 A novel method for rapid understory plant community assessment across large areas of difficult terrain at Mohonk Preserve, NY
James Byam, SUNY New Paltz; Eric Keeling, SUNY New Paltz; John Thompson, Mohonk Preserve; Clara S Wilkinson, University of St. Andrews
8:40 AM
 Changes in vegetative structure in the first decade of restoration management in an old growth Mountain Longleaf Pine forest
Martin L. Cipollini, Berry College; N. Royce Dingley, Berry College; Patrick Felch, Berry College
9:00 AM
 Ozone trends in Great Smoky Mountains National Park over the past two decades: Good news for plants and evidence that the Clean Air Act works
Howard S. Neufeld, Appalachian State University; Alyssa Teat, Appalachian State University; Allen S. Lefohn, ASL & Associates; Barkley Sive, National Park Service
9:20 AM
 The influence of forest duff (Oe +Oa) layer on Quercus rubra seedling establishment in Pennsylvania’s Ridge and Valley region: Implications for regeneration
Jessie J. Ward, Penn State University; Aaron D. Stottlemyer, Penn State University; Robert P. Long, USDA Forest Service
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Interactions between climbing vines and forest edges influence tree mortality in Mid-Atlantic forests
Elizabeth R Matthews, National Park Service; John Paul Schmit, National Park Service; Patrick Campbell, National Park Service
10:10 AM
 Deconstructing the “cathedral old-growth:" Structural variability in Carpathian primary spruce-fir systems
William S. Keeton, University of Vermont; Oleh Chaskovskyy, Ukrainian National Forestry University; Mykola Chernyavskyy, Ukrainian National Forestry University; Dmytro Karabchuk, Ukrainian National Forestry University; Sarah E. Ford, University of Vermont; Miroslav Svoboda, Czech University of Life Sciences; Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Czech University of Life Sciences
10:50 AM
 Using diversity measures to identify the health status of longleaf pine stands in the southern USA
James F. Rosson Jr., USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station; Anita K. Rose, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station; James M. Guldin, Supervisory Research Ecologist and Project Leader, Southern Research Station
11:10 AM
 Temperate lianas: Do traits predict their success in the northern temperate landscape?
Stacey A. Leicht-Young, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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