Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Forest Research at Harvard Forest: Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984

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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, old growth forests, regeneration,

Organizations

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

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    Data Table

    • Title: Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984
    • Start Date: 1984-01-01
    • End Date: 2015-12-31
    • Description: There are relatively few studies that have examined forest structure and composition both before and after a catastrophic wind disturbance has altered the forest. On a twenty acre parcel of old-growth forest located in the Pisgah State Forest in southwest New Hampshire, the collection of a long term data set from 1907-1995 has made it possible to consider how the hurricane of 1938 altered forest structure, species composition, and subsequent forest development in the stand. Various types of information were gathered throughout the century that allowed the quantification of forest structure and composition: species identification, diameter measurements, tree status (living or dead), tree cores, and individual tree growth and mortality have recently been tracked.

    • Purpose: The purpose of this project is to study the reaction of an old growth forest after a hurricane and how it changed the structure, species composition and forest development.

    • Condensed Title:

    • Object Name: VMC.1387.2839

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Foster D, Schoonmaker P. 2016. Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF041. 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/permanent-plots-pisgah-state-forest-winchester

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: species_trees
      • Label: Species field in the HF Permanent Plots at PSF Trees dataset
      • Description: Species field in the Harvard Forest Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest Trees dataset (hf041-01))
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Species List: Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984 trees
        • 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: FAGR
          • Definition: ITIS #19462, American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
        • Code: FRAM
          • Definition: ITIS #32931, white ash (Fraxinus americana)
        • Code: PIRU
          • Definition: ITIS #18034, red spruce (Picea rubens)
        • Code: PIST
          • Definition: ITIS #183385, eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
        • Code: PRSE
          • Definition: ITIS #24764, black cherry (Prunus serotina)
        • Code: QURU
          • Definition: ITIS #19408, northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
        • Code: TSCA
          • Definition: ITIS #183397, Canada hemlock; hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
      Attribute Name: species_understory
      • Label: Species field in the HF Permanent Plots at PSF Understory dataset
      • Description: Species field in the Harvard Forest Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest Understory dataset (hf041-03)
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      • Species List: Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984 understory
        • Code: ACTSPE
          • Definition: ITIS #18722, baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)
        • Code: ARANUD
          • Definition: ITIS #29376, wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
        • Code: ASTACU
          • Definition: ITIS #507627, whorled wood aster (Oclemena acuminata)
        • Code: ASTDIV
          • Definition: ITIS #513440, white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
        • Code: ASTSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #35510, aster (Aster )
        • Code: CARSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #39369, sedge species; carex; sedges; sedge (Carex )
        • Code: CLIBOR
          • Definition: ITIS #42903, bluebead (Clintonia borealis)
        • Code: CORALT
          • Definition: ITIS #27813, alternate-leaf dogwood; alternateleaf dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
        • Code: DENPUN
          • Definition: ITIS #17491, eastern hayscented fern; hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula)
        • Code: DIELON
          • Definition: ITIS #35310, northern bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
        • Code: DRYMAR
          • Definition: ITIS #17541, woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis)
        • Code: DRYSPI
          • Definition: ITIS #502157, spinulose woodfern (Dryopteris carthusiana)
        • Code: DRYSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #17519, shieldfern (Dryopteris sp.)
        • Code: EPIVIR
          • Definition: ITIS #34276, beechdrops (Epifagus virginiana)
        • Code: GAUPRO
          • Definition: ITIS #23657, checkerberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
        • Code: GOOSPE
          • Definition: ITIS #43592, rattlesnake plantain (Goodyera sp.)
        • Code: HAMVIR
          • Definition: ITIS #19033, witch-hazel; witchhazel; American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
        • Code: LONCAN
          • Definition: ITIS #35282, American fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
        • Code: LONSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #35281, honeysuckle (Lonicera sp.)
        • Code: LYCLUC
          • Definition: ITIS #503079, shining clubmoss (Huperzia lucidula)
        • Code: LYCOBS
          • Definition: ITIS #17032, ground pine; tree club moss; flat-branched tree-clubmoss (Lycopodium obscurum)
        • Code: MAICAN
          • Definition: ITIS #503653, Canada mayflower; twoleaved Solomonseal; false lily-of-the-valley (Maianthemum canadense)
        • Code: MEDVIR
          • Definition: ITIS #42963, Indian cucumber (Medeola virginiana)
        • Code: MITREP
          • Definition: ITIS #35063, partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
        • Code: MONUNI
          • Definition: ITIS #23778, Indianpipe; ghost plant; Indian pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
        • Code: POLACR
          • Definition: ITIS #17675, Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
        • Code: POLPUB
          • Definition: ITIS #43007, hairy Solomon's seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
        • Code: POLVUL
          • Definition: ITIS #17242, rock polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
        • Code: RUBIDA
          • Definition: ITIS #24974, ( Rubus macropetalus)
        • Code: RUBSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #24848, framboises (Rubus sp.)
        • Code: SAMCAN
          • Definition: ITIS #525079, elder (Sambucus nigra)
        • Code: TRIBOR
          • Definition: ITIS #24053, northern starflower; starflower (Trientalis borealis)
        • Code: TRIUND
          • Definition: ITIS #43092, painted trillium (Trillium undulatum)
        • Code: TRISPP
          • Definition: ITIS #43054, trillium (Trillium sp.)
        • Code: UVUSES
          • Definition: ITIS #43112, sessile-leaf bellwort; sessileleaf bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia)
        • Code: VACANG
          • Definition: ITIS #23579, lowbush blueberry; sweet lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
        • Code: VACcfVAC
          • Definition: ITIS #23617, ( Vaccinium vacillans)
        • Code: VACSPP
          • Definition: ITIS #23571, blueberries (Vaccinium sp.)
        • Code: VIBACE
          • Definition: ITIS #35255, mapleleaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
        • Code: VIBALN
          • Definition: ITIS #35265, hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides)
        • Code: VIBSPE
          • Definition: ITIS #35249, viburnum (Viburnum sp.)
      Attribute Name: species_regen
      • Label: Species field in the HF Permanent Plots at PSF Regeneration dataset
      • Description: Species field in the Harvard Forest Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest Regeneration dataset (hf041-02)
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      • Species List: Permanent Plots at Pisgah State Forest in Winchester NH since 1984 regen
        • Code: ACPE
          • Definition: ITIS #28754, striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
        • Code: ACRU
          • Definition: ITIS #28728, red maple (Acer rubrum)
        • Code: ACSP
          • Definition: ITIS #28758, mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
        • 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: BESP
          • Definition: ITIS #19478, birch (Betula )
        • Code: FAGR
          • Definition: ITIS #19462, American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
        • Code: FRAM
          • Definition: ITIS #32931, white ash (Fraxinus americana)
        • Code: NYSY
          • Definition: ITIS #27821, black gum, black tupelo, blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)
        • Code: PIRU
          • Definition: ITIS #18034, red spruce (Picea rubens)
        • Code: PIST
          • Definition: ITIS #183385, eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
        • Code: PRSE
          • Definition: ITIS #24764, black cherry (Prunus serotina)
        • Code: PRSP
          • Definition: ITIS #24762, cherry, plum (Prunus sp.)
        • Code: QUAL
          • Definition: ITIS #19290, white oak (Quercus alba)
        • Code: QURU
          • Definition: ITIS #19408, northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
        • Code: TSCA
          • Definition: ITIS #183397, Canada hemlock; hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
        • Code: UNK
          • Definition: ITIS #823, (Radiocystis )

    Methods

    • No methods recorded for this dataset

    Sampling Equipment

    • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

    Site Characteristics

    • No site characteristics recorded for this dataset