The influence of north, east, south, and west exposures on plant community composition around the base of the knob on Pilot Mountain

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John Stone Curtis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hollis Rogers

Abstract: A chart quadrat study of the plant communities on the north-, east-, south-, and west-facing slopes at the base of The Knob on Pilot Mountain was conducted with particular emphasis on altitude, slope angle, soil depth, actual water and mineral content in addition to the phytosociological aspects of the problem. Slope angles were found to be similar on all but the west side which had less main slope, but the fact that the west side is a ridge that slopes noticeably to the north and south may compensate for its lesser main slope in regard to the effect of slope on vegetation. The north had the greatest mean soil depth, organic matter content, and water contents and the south, the least. The altitude was approximately the same for each study area. A series of photographs helps to substantiate the statistical results that each of the four communities, while closely related, has a different species and quantitative makeup.

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Language: English
Date: 1970
Parks $z North Carolina $z Pilot Mountain
Vegetation and climate $z North Carolina $z Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain (N.C.)

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