Monday, July 3, 2017

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, Virginia

Data & E-guides

No photos today -- crunching data and working on computers doesn't give good photo-ops!

So here's a summary of our findings:

June 28, 2017. Greenbrier State Forest, Caldwell, WV
Preliminary Results
Transect Location
Transect Aspect is North-South
Team 1
Old Fields Trail
Team 2
Black Bear Trail
Elevation (m) 640 716
Slope Aspect (°) 280 (W) 0 (N)
Slope Inclination (%) 28 10
Transect Inclination (%) 2 10
Tree Density (Stems/Hectare) 1,249 1,428
Tree Basal Area (m2/hectare) 26.9 25.4
Sapling Density (Stems/Hectare) 160 640
Seedling Density (Stems/Hectare) 15,075 36,984
Shrub Density (Stems/Hectare) 71,824 21,373
Tree Species Richness 8 13
Sapling Species Richness 2 5
Seedling Species Richness 8 17
Shrub Species Richness 5 3
Herbaceous Cover (%) 0.4 1.7
Bryophyte (Moss) Cover (%) 2.9 1.7
Rock Cover (%) 0.0 5.4
Woody Debris Cover (%) 14.5 8.8

 


"DBH" means "Diameter at Breast Height" and is a measure of how big a tree is.
Team 2 had some large trees! Team 1 was much more usual.
The line shows the dbh sizes over the past 12 years (24 transects).


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Updated 7/4/17