Plant community typing (2009 update), Andrews Experimental Forest

  • Creator(s): Glenn M. Hawk, Mark D Schulze
  • PI(s): Mark D Schulze
  • Originator(s): Glenn M. Hawk
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  • Dates of data preparation: Dec 15 1992 - Apr 1 2009
  • Data collection status: Study collection is completed and no new collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
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  • Last update: Mar 22 2010 (Version 4)
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Hawk, G.; Schulze, M. 2010. Plant community typing (2009 update), Andrews Experimental Forest. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: Accessed 2023-12-11.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
Plant Communities of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest (revised 2009). A total of 23 forest communities have been identified and characterized in a preliminary manner. Data used in formatting the classification had previously been collected on 300 reconnaissance plots located on the H. J. Andrews Forest and surrounding area. Vegetation classification was facilitated by similarity analysis and stand ordination procedures developed by Dr. Will Moir, formerly of Colorado State University. Results of stand ordination indicate the presence of strong moisture and temperature gradients along which forest stands array themselves. The forest communities recognized in this classification are listed in the following internal report:

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