|Tree-Ring Based Reconstruction of Multi-Year Summer Droughts in Piedmont and Coastal Plain Climate Divisions of the Southeastern U.S., 1690-2006
||The development of summer drought reconstructions for 12 Piedmont and Coastal Plain climate divisions in the southeastern U.S. from existing and original tree-ring chronologies is described. The drought metric reconstructed is the Palmer Meteorologic...
|Geospatial analysis of mean sensitivity in Pinus strobus
||The dendrochronological statistic mean sensitivity quantifies the environmental stress experienced by trees; however, researchers have not applied mean sensitivity to interpretations of macroclimatic tolerance, because, in the southwestern United Sta...
|The utility of using sugar maple tree-ring data to reconstruct maple syrup production in New York
||Maple syrup production is both an economically and culturally important industry in the northeastern U.S., and the commercial harvest of the temperature-sensitive sap has occurred for several centuries. A significant decline in maple syrup yield has ...
|Beekeepers' gold: reconstructing tupelo honey yield in northwest Florida using Nyssa ogeche tree-ring data
||This dissertation contains three manuscripts that have been either submitted to or accepted by peer-reviewed academic journals. I first examine the U.S. honey industry to determine how the industry is responding to the current multiple challenges fac...
|The ecological legacy of the naval stores industry in North Carolina
||Remnant longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) showing scars caused by the turpentine industry are scattered throughout remaining stands of old-growth longleaf in North Carolina. This thesis uses radial growth and morphological characteristics to exam...
|Comparing growth and morphological characteristics of North Carolina Longleaf Pine stands
||This thesis examines radial growth, morphological characteristics, and mean sensitivity among six longleaf pine tracts in North Carolina. The six sites, two from each of the three physiographic regions within the longleaf pine range (Piedmont, Sandhi...