Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Forest Research at Harvard Forest: Hurricane Recovery Plots at Harvard Forest since 1937

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 656-2975
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    Since 1907, the Harvard Forest has served as a center for research and education in forest biology and conservation. The Forest's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, established in 1988 and funded by the National Science Foundation, provides a framework for much of this activity.

People

  • Emery Boose: Principal Investigator

Keywords

  • forest composition, forest regeneration, Harvard Forest, hurricane damage, succession, understory vegetation,

Organizations

  • Harvard University Harvard Forest: lead
  • Duke Forest : partner

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    Data Table

    • Title: Hurricane Recovery Plots at Harvard Forest since 1937
    • Start Date: 1937-01-01
    • End Date: 1991-12-31
    • Description: The New England hurricane of 1938 destroyed many acres of mature and semi-mature forests, thereby initiating new forest associations over a large area. Permanent plots were established across the Harvard Forest in severely damaged stands (many of which were logged subsequent to the hurricane) to assess information about forest succession. Most of the plots involved successions following the blowdown of white pine on glacial till or outwash soils. From 1940 to 1948, and in 1978 and 1991, tree density and the presence or absence of herb and shrub species were tallied. Pioneer species regenerating from seed and advance regeneration of longer-lived species quickly established at the sites.

    • Purpose: This research study was created to better understand succession of a New England forest after a hurricane.

    • Condensed Title:

    • Object Name: VMC.1387.2840

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Foster D, Spurr S. 2009. Hurricane Recovery Plots at Harvard Forest since 1937. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF040. Available at: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu:8080/exist/apps/datasets/showData.html?id=hf040

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/Harvard_Forest_Research/dataset/hurricane-recovery-plots-harvard-forest-since

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: species
      • Label: Species field in the HF Hurricane Recovery Plots Trees and Herbs datasets
      • Description: Species field in the Harvard Forest Hurricane Recovery Plots Trees and Herbs datasets (hf040-02 and hf040-03)
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      • Species List: Hurricane Recovery Plots at Harvard Forest since 1937 species list
        • Code: ACPE
          • Definition: ITIS #28754, striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
        • Code: ACRU
          • Definition: ITIS #28728, red maple (Acer rubrum)
        • Code: ACSA
          • Definition: ITIS #28731, sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
        • Code: BEAL
          • Definition: ITIS #19481, yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
        • Code: BELE
          • Definition: ITIS #19487, sweet birch (Betula lenta)
        • Code: BEPA
          • Definition: ITIS #19489, paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
        • Code: BEPO
          • Definition: ITIS #19497, gray birch (Betula populifolia)
        • Code: CACA
          • Definition: ITIS #19504, American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana)
        • Code: CADE
          • Definition: ITIS #19454, American chestnut (Castanea dentata)
        • Code: CAOV
          • Definition: ITIS #19242, shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
        • Code: FAGR
          • Definition: ITIS #19462, American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
        • Code: FRAM
          • Definition: ITIS #32931, white ash (Fraxinus americana)
        • Code: PIST
          • Definition: ITIS #183385, eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
        • Code: POSSP
          • Definition: ITIS #22444, cottonwood (Populus )
        • Code: PRPE
          • Definition: ITIS #24799, pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
        • Code: PRSE
          • Definition: ITIS #24764, black cherry (Prunus serotina)
        • Code: QUAL
          • Definition: ITIS #19290, white oak (Quercus alba)
        • Code: QUBO
          • Definition: ITIS #19408, northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
        • Code: SALIX
          • Definition: ITIS #22476, willow spp (Salix )
        • Code: TIAM
          • Definition: ITIS #21536, American basswood (Tilia americana)
        • Code: TSCA
          • Definition: ITIS #183397, Canada hemlock; hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
        • Code: ULAM
          • Definition: ITIS #19049, American elm (Ulmus americana)
        • Code: ACMI
          • Definition: ITIS #35423, common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
        • Code: ACPA
          • Definition: ITIS #18722, baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)
        • Code: AMSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #25108, serviceberry (Amelanchier )
        • Code: AMBR
          • Definition: ITIS #182067, American hogpeanut (Amphicarpaea Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)
        • Code: ANQU
          • Definition: ITIS #18448, nightcaps (Anemone Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)
        • Code: ANSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #36716, pussytoes (Antennaria sp.)
        • Code: ARHI
          • Definition: ITIS #29374, bristly sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida)
        • Code: ARNU
          • Definition: ITIS #29376, wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
        • Code: ARAT
          • Definition: ITIS #42525, Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
        • Code: PYSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #25125, chokeberry (Aronia sp.)
        • Code: ACSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #30240, milkweed (Asclepias sp.)
        • Code: ASSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #35510, aster (Aster )
        • Code: ATFE
          • Definition: ITIS #17413, common ladyfern; ladyfern; subarctic ladyfern (Athyrium filix-femina)
        • Code: BETH
          • Definition: ITIS #18835, Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
        • Code: BRER
          • Definition: ITIS #41527, bearded shorthusk (Brachyelytrum erectum)
        • Code: CASPP
          • Definition: ITIS #39369, sedge species; carex; sedges; sedge (Carex )
        • Code: CHSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #23766, pipsissewa (Chimaphila sp.)
        • Code: CISPP
          • Definition: ITIS #36334, thistle (Cirsium sp.)
        • Code: CLVI
          • Definition: ITIS #18716, virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana)
        • Code: CLBO
          • Definition: ITIS #42903, bluebead (Clintonia borealis)
        • Code: COSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #501619, sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
        • Code: COGR
          • Definition: ITIS #18767, threeleaf goldthread (Coptis trifolia)
        • Code: COAL
          • Definition: ITIS #27813, alternate-leaf dogwood; alternateleaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
        • Code: COCA
          • Definition: ITIS #27816, Canadian bunchberry; bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis)
        • Code: COCO
          • Definition: ITIS #19507, beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta)
        • Code: CRSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #24539, hawthorn (Crataegus )
        • Code: CYAC
          • Definition: ITIS #43534, pink lady's-slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
        • Code: DEPU
          • Definition: ITIS #17491, eastern hayscented fern; hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
        • Code: DICU
          • Definition: ITIS #18945, Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
        • Code: DILO
          • Definition: ITIS #35310, northern bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
        • Code: DRCR
          • Definition: ITIS #17531, crested woodfern (Dryopteris cristata)
        • Code: DRMA
          • Definition: ITIS #17541, woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis)
        • Code: DRCA11
          • Definition: ITIS #502157, spinulose woodfern (Dryopteris carthusiana)
        • Code: EPRE
          • Definition: ITIS #23646, ground-laurel (Epigaea repens)
        • Code: CHANA2
          • Definition: ITIS #566019, fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
        • Code: FRSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #24624, strawberry (Fragaria sp.)
        • Code: GASPP
          • Definition: ITIS #34796, gaillet (Galium sp.)
        • Code: GAPR
          • Definition: ITIS #23657, checkerberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
        • Code: EPSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #43592, rattlesnake plantain (Goodyera sp.)
        • Code: PLCI2
          • Definition: ITIS #43413, yellow fringed orchid (Platanthera ciliaris)
        • Code: HAVI
          • Definition: ITIS #19033, witch-hazel; witchhazel; American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
        • Code: HOCA4
          • Definition: ITIS #35038, azure bluet (Houstonia caerulea)
        • Code: HYSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #21416, St. Johnswort (Hypericum sp.)
        • Code: ILSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #27985, common winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
        • Code: JUCO
          • Definition: ITIS #194820, dwarf juniper (Juniperus Juniperus communis var. montana)
        • Code: KAAN
          • Definition: ITIS #503278, sheep laurel (Kalmia Kalmia angustifolia var. carolina)
        • Code: LASPP
          • Definition: ITIS #32251, mints (Warnockia )
        • Code: LIBE
          • Definition: ITIS #18147, spicebush; northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
        • Code: LOSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #34503, (Lobelia sp.)
        • Code: LOCA
          • Definition: ITIS #35282, American fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
        • Code: LYSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #17013, clubmosses (Lycopodium sp.)
        • Code: LCSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #32253, water horehound (Lycopus sp.)
        • Code: LSSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #23997, whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)
        • Code: MACA
          • Definition: ITIS #503653, Canada mayflower; twoleaved Solomonseal; false lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum canadense)
        • Code: MEVI
          • Definition: ITIS #42963, Indian cucumber (Medeola virginiana)
        • Code: MELI
          • Definition: ITIS #33651, narrowleaf cowwheat (Melampyrum Melampyrum lineare var. pectinatum)
        • Code: MIRE
          • Definition: ITIS #35063, partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
        • Code: MIDI
          • Definition: ITIS #24407, twoleaf miterwort (Mitella diphylla)
        • Code: MOUN
          • Definition: ITIS #23778, Indianpipe; ghost plant; Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
        • Code: ILMU
          • Definition: ITIS #835359, catberry (Ilex mucronata)
        • Code: OEFR
          • Definition: ITIS #27369, narrowleaf evening-primrose (Oenothera fruticosa)
        • Code: ONSE
          • Definition: ITIS #17637, sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
        • Code: OSCI
          • Definition: ITIS #1012094, cinnamon fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)
        • Code: OSCL
          • Definition: ITIS #17220, interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)
        • Code: OXEU
          • Definition: ITIS #29095, common yellow oxalis (Oxalis stricta)
        • Code: PLSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #32870, Indianwheat (Plantago sp.)
        • Code: POPA
          • Definition: ITIS #29306, gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)
        • Code: POPU
          • Definition: ITIS #43007, hairy Solomon's seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
        • Code: POSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #20847, smartweed species (Polygonum sp.)
        • Code: POVU
          • Definition: ITIS #17242, rock polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
        • Code: POAC
          • Definition: ITIS #17675, Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
        • Code: PTSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #24666, Potentilles (Potentilla sp.)
        • Code: PRSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #38268, rattlesnakeroot (Prenanthes sp.)
        • Code: PRVU
          • Definition: ITIS #32381, heal all (Prunella vulgaris)
        • Code: PTAQ
          • Definition: ITIS #17224, bracken; bracken fern; brackenfern; northern bracken fern; western brackenfern; fougère des aigles (Pteridium aquilinum)
        • Code: PYEL
          • Definition: ITIS #23759, waxflower shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica)
        • Code: PYRO
          • Definition: ITIS #894531, (Pyrola rotundifolia)
        • Code: RASPP
          • Definition: ITIS #18558, renoncules (Ranunculus sp.)
        • Code: RHSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #23700, azaleas (Rhododendron sp.)
        • Code: RSSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #28772, sumac (Rhus sp.)
        • Code: RUAL
          • Definition: ITIS #24866, Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
        • Code: RUHI
          • Definition: ITIS #24943, bristly dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
        • Code: RUAC
          • Definition: ITIS #20934, sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
        • Code: SANIC4
          • Definition: ITIS #525079, elder (Sambucus nigra)
        • Code: SARAP
          • Definition: ITIS #35328, (Sambucus racemosa)
        • Code: SIAN
          • Definition: ITIS #22402, oneseed burr cucumber (Sicyos angulatus)
        • Code: SISPP
          • Definition: ITIS #43237, blueeyed grass (Sisyrinchium sp.)
        • Code: MARAR
          • Definition: ITIS #524297, feathery false lily of the valley (Maianthemum racemosum)
        • Code: MAST4
          • Definition: ITIS #503656, (Maianthemum stellatum)
        • Code: SMHE
          • Definition: ITIS #43356, herbaceous greenbriar (Smilax herbacea)
        • Code: SOSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #36223, goldenrod; verges d'or (Solidago )
        • Code: SOAM
          • Definition: ITIS #25319, American mountain-ash (Sorbus americana)
        • Code: SPALL
          • Definition: ITIS #530512, white meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
        • Code: STSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #20163, starwort (Stellaria sp.)
        • Code: STAM
          • Definition: ITIS #43044, clasping twistedstalk; twisted stalk; claspleaf twistedstalk (Streptopus amplexifolius)
        • Code: TAOF
          • Definition: ITIS #36213, common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
        • Code: TACA
          • Definition: ITIS #194885, Canada yew (Taxus canadensis)
        • Code: THPO
          • Definition: ITIS #18678, king of the meadow (Thalictrum pubescens)
        • Code: THNO
          • Definition: ITIS #17261, New York fern (Thelypteris noveboracensis)
        • Code: TICO
          • Definition: ITIS #24530, heartleaf foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
        • Code: RHRA
          • Definition: ITIS #28821, poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
        • Code: TRBO
          • Definition: ITIS #24053, northern starflower; starflower (Trientalis borealis)
        • Code: TRER
          • Definition: ITIS #43070, red trillium (Trillium erectum)
        • Code: UVSE
          • Definition: ITIS #43112, sessile-leaf bellwort; sessileleaf bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia)
        • Code: VASPP
          • Definition: ITIS #23571, blueberries (Vaccinium sp.)
        • Code: VESPP
          • Definition: ITIS #33388, mullein (Verbascum sp.)
        • Code: VIAC
          • Definition: ITIS #35255, mapleleaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
        • Code: VILA11
          • Definition: ITIS #35265, hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides)
        • Code: VIDE
          • Definition: ITIS #35251, arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)
        • Code: VICA
          • Definition: ITIS #530807, withe-rod (Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides)
        • Code: VISPP
          • Definition: ITIS #22030, violettes (Viola sp.)
        • Code: VTSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #28606, grape (Vitis sp.)

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