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DeWald, Laura

WCU

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Comparisons of arthropod and avian communities in insecticide-treated and untreated hemlock stands in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 2009 424 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 2010 947 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 2010 352 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 2011 859 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 2012 451 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 2012 378 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 2013 506 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. ...