|Comparisons of arthropod and avian communities in insecticide-treated and untreated hemlock stands in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
||Great Smoky Mountains National Park is using systemic imidacloprid in Hemlock Conservation Areas to treat eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) infested with hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae, HWA). The purpose of this study was to investigate the...
|Microsatellite genetic diversity of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) in western North Carolina pre- and post-chestnut blight and pre- and post-harvest
||The impact of harvest and the loss of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh)Borkh) was examined in northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) (NRO) using nine microsatellite markers. Four sites located in the Nantahala National Forest in western No...
|Patterns of recruitment and young culm morphology in Arundinaria gigantea ([Walt.] Muhl.) canebrakes in western North Carolina
||River cane is one of three bamboos native to the United States. This species was
once ubiquitous across the southeastern US but has now been reduced to less than two
percent of its original coverage. This study is among research efforts to improve ...
|Role of color and odor on the attraction of insect visitors to spring blooming trillium
||Plants relying on insects to pollinate flowers attract pollinators through varying
floral cues such as unique colors and scents. Pollinators rely on these cues to identify
flowers for sources of food such as nectar, pollen, and oils. The goals of t...
|Genetic variation in Hydrastis canadensis populations in western North Carolina
||Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) is a herbaceous perennial that is broadly distributed in patches in eastern deciduous forests. This plant is a valuable medicinal herb, and overharvest has been a cause of population decline along with loss of hab...
|Relationships between genetic diversity, clonal structure and sudden apsen decline in Kaibab National Forest, Arizona
||Rapid and extensive dieback of aspen stands in the western United States, termed ‘Sudden Aspen Decline,’ has been attributed to combinations of predisposing inciting and contributing factors. A recent study in the Kaibab National Forest near Flagstaf...
|Elk (Cervus elaphus L.) habitat selection in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
||Evaluating how the established herd of elk (Cervus elaphus L.) is using forested areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is important for the health and management of the elk, and for the protection of the diverse flora within the park. ...
|Predicting threatened orchid (Isotria medeoloides [Pursh] raf.) habitat in the southern Appalachian region using Maxent model
||Isotria medeoloides (Pursh) Raf. or small whorled pogonia is one of the rarest orchids in the eastern U.S. and is currently threatened by habitat loss in the southern Appalachians. The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of where I...
|dNBR imagery and xeric pine-oak forest stand characteristics for fires of different severity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
||Fire suppression has changed forest structure and composition on xeric sites in the southern Appalachians from open, pine-oak dominated stands to closed canopy, mixed hardwood stands. Improved understanding of fire-related tools and ecological respon...
|Genetic and phenotypic variation among fox squirrels in eastern North Carolina
||The longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill) ecosystem serves as habitat for the eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger L) in the southeastern United States and has been reduced in size and fragmented. Fragmentation often leads to loss of genetic diversity ...
|Herb abundance and diversity among fire severity classes in pine-oak forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
||Fire suppression in forest ecosystems has changed fire regimes and modified woody plant composition, structure, and function throughout the US. Specific effects on the herbaceous plant communities are largely unknown. My study quantified herbaceous p...