Dataset Overview

Data provide information about the interaction of natural and human disturbances and their effects on forest stand dynamics. This data publication contains overstory tree measurements, regeneration data, and permanent sample plot location information collected between 1952 and 2014 under the study plan: FS-NRS-07-08-01 "Study Plan: Silvicultural effects on composition, structure and growth of Northern conifers in the Acadian Forest Region: Revision of the Compartment Management Study on the Penobscot Experimental Forest" (see Methodology citation section). Response variables include regeneration, species composition, and tree and stand growth, productivity, and quality.

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Purpose

The primary objective of the long-term silvicultural study, called the Compartment Management Study, conducted by the USDA Forest Service at the Penobscot Experimental Forest (PEF) is to quantify tree and stand response to silvicultural treatment. A secondary objective of the study is to provide a variety of forest structures at one location to be used as the framework for short-term experiments in ecology and silviculture.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

1952-01-01

Data Availability

This dataset is available to download from another website

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Kenefic, Laura S.; Rogers, Nicole S.; Puhlick, Joshua J.; Waskiewicz, Justin D.; Brissette, John C. 2015. Overstory tree and regeneration data from the "Silvicultural Effects on Composition, Structure, and Growth" study at Penobscot Experimental Forest. 2nd Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2012-0008-2

Update Frequency

Unknown

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

  • Overstory tree and regeneration data from the "Silvicultural Effects on Composition, Structure, and Growth" study at Penobscot Experimental Forest
  • Penobscot Experimental Forest Data Catalog
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